The Rotary Club of Accra-East, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of McCarthy Hill (under formation), was at the Tabora Santana community to distribute personal protective items which included 300 re-useable Rotary branded face masks, 150 bottles of hand sanitisers, 100 strips of vitamins C and educational flyers on COVID-19.
The President of the Rotary Club of Accra East, Mumuni Haruna, expressed the delight of the Clubs to contribute their quota to the fight against COVID-19.
Rotarian President Mumuni and his fellow Rotarians sensitised the community about the virus and urged them to continue to adhere to the safety protocols in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Before the distribution was done to the community, they were educated on the proper use of the face mask with advice from Miss Linda Obiri, a health worker and a member of the Rotary Club of Accra-East.
Among others, she informed them that the face mask must be washed with soap, properly dried in the open and ironed before usage.
She also cautioned that the face masks donated are “Personal Re-Usable Face Masks” and explained that they are not to be shared with friends and family.
The Hon. Assembly Member for Nii Okaiman West, Mr. Fiifi Graham, who was part of the team for the distribution of the items on behalf of the community was very grateful for such a kind gesture extended to them and encouraged the clubs not to end there but help to champion such things for the benefit of the people.
In his speech, the Hon. Member reminded the community to take good care of the face masks and hand sanitisers donated to them and also adhere strictly to all the hygiene protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID -19.
Some of the recipients of the items expressed their gratitude to both Clubs and asked for other organisations to emulate their good example.
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