Gold Fields Ghana Limited is supporting government’s efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the areas where it operates.
So far, the company has committed US$833,000 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support both the Health Directorate at Tarkwa Nsuaem and Prestea Huni-Valley Municipalities in the fight against COVID-19.
Robert Siaw, Regional Manager-Community Relations of Gold Fields Ghana Limited, at a presentation of PPE to the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Committee on COVID 19 said: “This is the second batch of PPE, which includes 35,700 pairs of gloves, 5,200 pieces of N95, 70 masks, 8,000 pieces of surgical masks, 70 hand-held non-contact infra-red thermometers, as well as 80 pieces of safety goggles.
“We believe our contribution will go a long way to support the Municipality contain spread of the virus in Tarkwa and its environ. We would like to appeal for all Ghanaians to pledge themselves to survive this pandemic, protect children, spouses, colleagues and the general public, as well as observe all protocols,” he added.
Benjamin Kesse, Municipal Chief Executive Officer of Tarkwa Nsuaem, thanked Gold Fields for delivering on its promise. He pointed out that the spread of COVID-19 is real. “It is unfortunate that our municipality has become a hot-spot, and the media must spread the message on COVID-19, especially about the protocols.”
Caroline Effah Otoo, Municipal Health Director, mentioned that quite a number of health professionals have been infected in the area “although we are observing all the precautionary measures. The spread is community based, so we are also advising them on infection prevention; we cannot fight this pandemic alone, and hence call on all to be disciplined and observe all the protocols on COVID-19.”