The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), in accordance with the directive by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his 9th address to the nation, has received supplies from the Ministry of Health to help them further educate and disseminate information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the general public.
The Chairman of the Commission, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah was presented with 10,0000 face masks, 10,000 examination gloves, 40 gallons of hand sanitizer, 40 gallons of rubbing alcohol, 20 thermometer guns, 360 pieces of cocoa drink and 90 packets of tissue by the newly appointed Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Benard Okoe Boye on behalf of the Minister of Health, Honourable Kwaku Agyeman Manu.
The Deputy Minister extended his thanks to the NCCE for being innovative and proactive rather than reactive in the fight against COVID-19: “I hope this will go a long way to support you in your drive to help Ghanaians observe the protocols; wash their hands and keep the distance”.
Ms. Nkrumah on her part thanked the Ministry of Health and said, “We go out in the public space to educate and sensitise people. If we go out and we’re not adequately protected, two things; we not only risk exposing ourselves to the dangers of the infection, in our mind regarding any fear, it doesn’t make us as effective as we ought to be.”
“I want to assure the Ministry and the good people of Ghana that these protective equipment will be put to good use and in the next few days, you’ll hear a lot more of what NCCE is doing,” the Chairman added.
Ms. Nkrumah also asked other partners who consider civic education as one of the core drivers in the fight against COVID-19 to approach the Commission and donate whatever they could, especially in terms of logistics. “Mobility is a key challenge for the Commission. Institutions that have vehicles or would like to lend those vehicles to the Commission for this period, we would most certainly welcome such support.”
The Chairman of the NCCE urged all to stay safe and adhere to all the safety protocols.