Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has donated medical supplies to African Youth and Children Achievers, a non-governmental organization (NGO), in support of the fight against Covid-19.
The Minister made the donation to help the NGO and a 10-year pupil named Ed-Hillary Leeward support the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital.
Ed-Hillary Leeward is a pupil of Pastor Abaidoo Preparatory and JHS School at Odorkor in the Greater Accra Region.
She has been crowned ''Queen of Sanitation'' in Ghana following her amazing contributions to keep the country clean.
She started this challenging task at age 7 and since then has not backed out of her assignment.
As Queen of Sanitation, she is tasked to ensure good, sanitation and hygiene practices, campaign against open defecation and water pollution, and also campaign on food safety.
Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey provided them with 160 boxes of surgical face masks, 10 boxes of hand gloves, 50 pieces of face shields, 10 pieces of temperature guns, 4 boxes of disinfectants, 2 boxes of gel-based hand sanitizers and a box of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
''For some time now, I have been following with interest and admiration, activities of our Queen and her NGO in the effort to make and keep Ghana clean. It is commendable and indeed encouraging that as a young girl, she is leading this cause of education and attitudinal change in the way we treat our environment. Let me seize this opportunity to congratulate and commend her and her team for the good job they are doing.
My donation today is to help Miss Leeward and her NGO to support the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital, which has appealed for COVID-19 medical supplies. As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and forced all of us to adopt new preventive measures, known as the ‘new normal...The pandemic, however, poses an even greater threat to our frontline health workers who interact with patients on a daily basis. Every effort must, therefore, be made to support Government’s efforts to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of our health workers as they care for the sick in our communities'', she said during a brief ceremony.
The Minister also advised Ghanaians to continue to observe the laid down COVID-19 protocols to protect their daily lives.
About African Youth And Children Achievers
African Youth And Children Achievers is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which is focused on tapping talents in children and the youth to take up responsibilities in all fields and sectors in Ghana and Africa at large.
The NGO was registered on the 3rd July, 2018, under Ghana Companies Act, 1963(Act 179) and aims at nation building, making Ghana clean and creating an attractive environment for tourists among others.
The NGO helps to project the youth and children as well as builds strong networks with the western countries towards the development of Ghana and the African continent.
Their core function is to change negative mindsets of the youth and children and propell them to become good citizens for the future.
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