Healthway foundation, a not for profit making organisation in the Upper West Region as part of contributing its widows mite to the fight against COVID-19, on Monday April 13, 2020 donated items worth GHC3,000.00 to the Wa central market women to help fight the novel coronavirus of which the region has been captured on the virus map.
Addressing the media, CEO of healthway foundation Reyana Hafiz Bin Salih who doubles as the wife of the Upper West Regional Minister Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, indicates that the organization sees it as a need to extend its helping hand to market women in the Wa Central market as it serves as the main source for which food items are bought hence the need for the women to be supported in combating the virus.
“We came to the market to donate these items to them and get them sensitised and educated about the deadly COVID-19 and CMS. We are doing this because the market is where we get our food items from and the is the need to get the women protected so that we can also get virus free food items from the market”.
She also called on other benevolent organisations in the region to also do same in order for all to put hands on deck in the fight against coronavirus. The items donated comprised 250 hand sanitizers, 5litres liquid soap 10, 1litre sunlight liquid soap 40, 5 dustbins, 2 veronica buckets and stands as well as hand wash buckets costing about GHC 3,000.00. The exercise was carried out amidst the celebration of the birthday of the CEO.
Meanwhile, Amata Osman, one of the market leaders in the central market thanked the donors and prayed that more organisations will emulate this kind gesture.
The Upper West Region has recorded a total of 7 confirmed coronavirus cases, the newly six cases were announced on Sunday evening by the Ghana Health Services after the entire nation records a case count of 566. The cases in the region, 5 of them are reportedly imported from abroad whiles 1 of the cases was reported to have returned from Western Region to the Upper West Region.