The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, Mr John Justice Abban, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 50,000 Ghana cedis to 30 electoral areas within the constituency to help combat the COVID-19.
The items comprise 5,000 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitisers and 5,000 face masks.
At a brief ceremony to hand them over, Mr Abban said he was concerned about the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in Tarkwa and its environs and that the donation was part of his contribution to fight it.
"Though the Municipal Health Directorate had recorded many positive cases of COVID-19, the health professionals have put in place strategic measures to protect the citizenry," he said.
He praised them for being supportive during this period to help curb the spread of the disease.
Mr Abban appealed to the public to constantly practice handwashing with soap under running water, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing as prescribed in the Ghana Health Service and the World Health Organization guidelines.
The Assembly Member of Kwabedu Electoral Area, Mr Paa Kwasi Ephriam, who received the items, thanked the benefactor for the goodwill and promised they would be used for the intended purpose.