The Management of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as part of an effort to slow and curb the spread of the locally transmitted coronavirus has donated a set of Personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Personal protective equipment (PPEs) include hand-washing basins, liquid soap and tissue papers.
“Earlier today I received from Ghana Revenue Authority, donation of 640 sets of PPE including hand-washing basins, liquid soap and tissue papers,” the Assin South Member of Parliament for Assin stated in the social media post.
According to him, the coronavirus Personal protective equipment will be distributed to some 160 public schools across the country on behalf of the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
In a related development, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has also donated leftover Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a bid to reduce cases of the novel virus in the country.
Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensah, the Chairperson for EC presenting the items to GES said the PPEs were leftovers of what the Commission procured to ensure that its staff and electorates were safe to cast their ballot during the 2020 polls.
The donated PPE’s which were distributed to schools and education offices comprises 15,000 pieces of liquid soaps, 15,000 hand sanitisers, 66,000 transparent faces (mask) shields, and 5,000 re-usable Face Mask.
The use of PPE’s including wearing nose masks became necessary after the country early last year March recorded a case of the global coronavirus pandemic which led to the closure of all public and government education institutions.