Tano North MP provides preventive materials to constituents

Duayaw-Nkwanta (Ahafo), March 27, GNA – Mrs. Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North has presented protective items to stem the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) within communities in the constituency in the Ahafo Region.

The items included 100 Veronica buckets, 100 small-sized washing bowls, 100 gallons of liquid soap and 2000 alcohol based hand sanitizers for distribution to the rural communities to aid hand washing among the residents.

Mrs Prempeh, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection used the opportunity to teach some residents of Duayaw-Nkwanta on proper hand washing with soap and application of the hand sanitizers.

She later told the GNA that she had made herself an ambassador to go round the communities, sensitise the dwellers on preventive measures and government’s interventions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Mrs Prempeh indicated that the rural population was vulnerable because public education on the disease had not gone down well with them, and called on District and Municipal Assemblies and civil society organisations to intensify education in the rural areas.

The MP highlighted on the importance of frequent hand washing with soap under running water, social distancing and the use of hand sanitizers and urged the people to make them part of their daily social lives.

Mrs Prempeh also advised parents to seek the interest of their children by allowing them to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary movements.

“With this gesture, I expect you to adhere strictly to all preventive measures of the COVID-19”, she said.