Upper West Regional branch of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) donated 100 packets of bottled water produced by the company to the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council to be shared among health facilities that are managing COVID-19 cases in the region.
Upper West Regional Chief Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Clement Kuukaayeng, indicated that the donation was part of their widow’s mite to the fight against the deadly novel coronavirus which got the Upper West Region captured in its virus map stressing that, the presentation was also to complement government’s objective of making water available to all in this trying time.
“This presentation actually is to enable the region play another role in the wake of COVID-19. Ghana Water Company Limited through the Managing Director has asked that we should make this donation today to the Upper West Region so that the Regional Minister on Behalf of the sector Minister for Water and Sanitation and on behalf of H.E the President of the republic use this in pursuance of his objective of making water available to all in the wake of COVID-19” Mr. Clement stated.
Meanwhile, Deputy Upper West Regional, Hon. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku who received the donation on behalf of the region noted that, the water will be distributed among health facilities who are managing COVID-19 cases in the region.
He expressed gratitude to the management and staff of the Ghana Water Company Limited in the region and promised that the water donated will meet the purpose for which it was intended.
“Let me on behalf of the Regional Minister thank Ghana Water Company Limited through the Regional Manager for this contribution to support the fight against COVID-19. Ghana Water Company Limited is a state institution and when we have matters that affect our development, we expect both government and non-governmental institutions to contribute their quota to help address the situation and I am sure it is in this regard that Ghana Water Company Limited is making this donation and we highly commend you for your effort. We at our level decided that the 100 packs that you have brought, 20 packs should go to Regional hospital, 20 packs should go to Wa Municipal hospital, 20 packs should go Nadowli hospital, 20 packs to Jirapa hospital and the last 20 packs to Nandom Municipal hospital so that the effect of the support you are giving to the region can be felt across the entire region” he stated.