Rotary Club of Accra –Tesano and Accra- Legon distribute branded nose masks to Tsokomey Fishing Community

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The Rotary Club of Accra -Tesano and Accra -Legon donated 600 pieces of Rotary Branded Nose masks to the people of Tsokomey a fishing community near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The Rotary Branded Nose Masks was sponsored by the Rotary District Office, District 9102. Rotarians, Rotaractors and some of their guests educated the community on the proper usage of the masks and the dangers associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The education included the need to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols which includes but not limited to the proper washing of hands with soap under running water, wearing of masks, observing at least a 1 metre social distancing, and avoiding handshake amongst others.

Some of the opinion leaders within the Tsokomey fishing community showed appreciation to the Rotary Club of Accra-Tesano and Accra- Legon for the donation and promised to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Rotary Club of Accra-Tesano, sponsored by The Rotary club of Accra-South was chartered on 29th November, 2013 with 33 members made up of 24 men and 9 women. Organizational meetings for the start of that Rotary club begun in July 2013 and gradually the numbers increased with each member also bringing in a friend. The District Governors Special Representative was Rotarian Yvonne Darko-Kumoji (Past President, Assistant Governor) now the District Governor for District 9102.

During the Presentation, the President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Tesano, Nathaniel Amedzro encouraged the working public, business professionals and entrepreneurs to join and support Rotary International to help increase its reach in society. He also appealed to members of the community to continuously wear the face masks at all time and ensure they adhere to all the other protocols. He gave them the assurance that anytime they will call on them, they will be ready to assist them in the near future.

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