A passionate appeal has been to the general public to avoid being complacent and carefree about adhering to the COVID-19 Safety protocols even as Ghana record low cases.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mrs. Lucille Hewlett Annan, advised the public to continue observing the safety protocol because the COVID-19 disease is still real.
She made the appeal during a joint NCCE/Rotary Club sensitisation and donation of the facemasks programme at Dansoman Market, and at sections of Gbegbeyise Community in the Ablekuma West Municipality.
As of 30th August, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count is at 44,205, with 42,777 recoveries, and 276 deaths.
While calling on the public to protect themselves, the Regional Director also commended the Accra-Dansoman Rotary Club for the gesture to provide free facemasks to people, especially children in order to stop the spread of the disease.
“Continue wearing the facemasks, and observing the social distance, as well as washing your hands with soap under running water” she stressed.
The Regional Director, who lead a team of NCCE staff to the grounds, urged people who are infected with the virus to self-isolate and entreated the public to show support to them, instead of discriminating and stigmatising against them.
Mr. Mathias Oppong, Ablekuma West NCCE Director, and Mr. Richard Mensah, Ablekuma North NCCE Director with their teams, as well as staff from the NCCE Head and Regional Offices, collaborated with the Rotary Club members to carry out the sensitisation amidst the distribution of the facemasks.
Mr. Francis Dowetin, President of the Accra-Dansoman Rotary Club, stressed the need for the public to continue observing the safety protocols, extolled the partnership with the NCCE, and the participation of the market women, residents, and commuters in the exercise.
He said the distribution of 1,275 pieces of the facemask was part of their efforts to help curb the spread of the disease. He said the Club will replicate NCCE’s human billboard initiative at some strategic areas in the Dansoman enclave to increase public sensitisation on the disease.