Oxfam supports NCCE with GH¢100,000 for COVID-19 awareness campaign

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Oxfam in Ghana has committed GH¢100,000 to support the National Commission for Civic Education’s (NCCE) campaign on COVID-19 awareness-raising.

The campaign’s goal is to deepen public awareness on the prevention and management of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as well as government’s measures and directives in response to the pandemic.

The entire campaign is aimed at increasing awareness on COVID-19; mode of spread; signs and symptoms and myth-busters associated with the disease. Other objectives are to reduce fear and panic among the citizenry and improve public compliance with the established directives and protocols by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Government of Ghana to contain the spread of the disease.

Oxfam in Ghana will be supporting the NCCE with the provision of the following items:

  • Seven Public Address (P.A) Systems to be mounted on vehicles without them in seven out of the 23 collaborating districts.
  • Support for Operations: The cost of running vehicles and sensitisation in the 23 districts includes Fuel, and Payment for slots at Community Information Centres and Community Radio Networks.
  • Airtime on National TV & Radio to complement the community radio centres and other platforms.
  • Production & Operational Equipment: Two laptops will be procured for the Institution to support campaign coordination and production of content for this campaign.

The campaign will generally adopt information vans, community information centres, Radio and TV for the engagements. Others will be in the form of inter-personal engagements with Traditional Authorities and other stakeholders on adherence to safety protocols.

In this collaboration, the NCCE will intensify the nationwide awareness-raising campaign in 23 out of the 59 operational districts of Oxfam across the country.

Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation working in over 90 countries to fight poverty and injustice.

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