Hollard Insurance donates PPE to Western Regional GPRTU
Hollard Insurance Group has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Western Regional Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
It also intensified awareness about COVID-19 on some radio and TV stations in the region.
The presentation, according to the company, was part of efforts to curtail the spread of the disease and to safeguard passengers who boarded public transport.
Mr Isdor Oheneba, regional branch manager of Hollard, making the presentation said the GPRTU was a vital player in the transportation industry, hence providing them with nose masks and hand sanitisers would ensure that their drivers were adequately protected while providing essential public transportation services.
Mr George Senkyere, Western Regional GPRTU Advisor, received the PPE at the branch’s office and thanked Hollard Ghana for the gesture and promised that the PPE would be used for the intended purpose as a means of fighting the deadly pandemic.
“We are grateful to Hollard for thinking about our safety at this crucial point in time. We shall continue to enforce the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 safety directives to wash hands frequently at our stations, reduce the number of passengers per bus and insist on mask-wearing,” Mr Senkyere indicated.
Furtherance to Hollard Ghana’s efforts to fight against COVID-19 in the Western Region, the insurance company has embarked on public awareness campaign on West Gold 106.3 FM and Sky TV.
The campaign team engages radio presenters, resource persons, and callers with tips and frequently asked questions and provide answers on COVID-19 to dispel misconceptions on the disease.
Listeners who correctly answered questions on COVID-19 safety protocols were rewarded with PPE.
The donation and awareness campaign came about when Hollard Life, a subsidiary of Hollard Assurance, announced a free COVID-19 cover for all its existing and new customers on individual and group policies.
Mr Samuel Kojo Essel, Business Development Officer, Mr Benjamin Ackah, Hollard Life Manager, and other officials were part of the Hollard team who made the presentation.
By Alfred Nii Arday Ankrah