A multi million dollar company, Royal Cosy Hill hole based in Jirapa in the Upper West region popularly called Jirapa Dubai on Friday May 15, 2020 supported the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council with items worth GH¢120,000 to help fight COVID-19 in the Upper West Region.
Addressing the media, Project Engineer of Royal Cosy Hill, Charles Dwamena indicated that, the company took the gesture as part of their corporate social responsibility as well as joining efforts with government and other stakeholders towards the eradication of the deadly novel coronavirus virus that engulfed the entire world.
He used the opportunity and appealed to the people of the Upper West Region to adhere to the laid down protocols such as washing of hands, application of alcohol based hand sanitizers as well as practicing social distancing protocol to curtail the spread of the virus. Dwamena added that the company is ever ready to support the region in this course.
Meanwhile, Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Hafiz Bin Salih, who received the items on behalf of the Chiefs and people of the region, expressed his gratitude to the company assuring them that the items donated will be put into judicious use. He added that, the items were going to be distributed among all the eleven Municipal/District Assemblies in the region stating that the RCC will ensure that the items serve the purpose for which they were acquired.
Dr. Hafiz seized the opportunity and appealed to the good people of the region to desist from stigmatising victims of coronavirus adding that it was no fault of theirs that they got contracted of the novel virus, stressing that, anyone can fall as a prey to the virus hence the need for stigmatisation of victims to be stopped immediately. He further appealed to all well meaning sons and daughters of the region including civil society organisations to still come to the aid of the region as the region is still in need of Personal Protective Equipment.
The items donated include 160 veronica buckets, 100 stands, 60 hand sanitizers (500ml), 23 hand sanitizers (5litre), 144 liquid soap (350ml), liquid soap (5litre) 150, Tissue paper roll (Jumbo Size) 96 as well as 8 pull-up banners, 1500 posters and 10,000 flyers, all costing GHS120,000.00.