Coastal Development Authority provides PPE to NTC
The Coastal Development Authority (CoDA) on Monday presented 200 nose masks and 100 pieces of hand sanitisers to New Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of Ghanaian Times and The Spectator, as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Authority said it would extend same gesture to vendors within the coastal zone to help reduce their exposure to the disease.
Mr Jerry Ahmed Shaib, Chief Executive Officer of CoDA, presenting the items in Accra, commended NTC for creating awareness on preventive measures to help fight the disease.
“The fight against the disease does not solely lie on government and institutions in the country. We cannot do this alone as an agency. We need all of you and that is why we appreciate the work the media is doing in this fight. You have been supportive and we are really appreciative,” he said.
“Your publication has given relevance to what we are currently doing including donation of sanitary items and nose masks to fight COVID-19,” he added.
CoDA, he noted, would collaborate with the corporation to deepen the country’s development agenda.
Mr Dave Agbenu, Editor of Ghanaian Times, receiving the items, expressed gratitude to CoDA for the gesture saying that the donation would be an added boost to the company which has been at the forefront of the fight against the disease.
“Our work here is a public service. We commenced this campaign to educate the public on the importance of wearing nose mask and how it could be done properly. This is our contribution to the fight against COVID-19 and we will continue until this ‘new enemy’ is defeated,” he stated.
He said Ghanaian Times and The Spectator would continue to provide the platform for the public to voice their opinions and ideas to help build the country.
By Spectator Reporter