The Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association (CUA) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items to Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates of two Junior High Schools (JHS) in Adabraka, to enable the pupils and staff stay safe ahead of final examination.
The Association donated the items, which include three Veronica Buckets, three dust bins, six boxes of hand sanitizers, 150 pieces of nose masks, 15 gallons of hand washing liquid soap, five boxes of parazone and 10 packs of tissue, to Nii Amugi Junior High School and Liberty Avenue JHS, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Deputy Director for Management and Supervision, Korle Klottey Educational Directorate, Rev. Charles Akafia, who received the items on behalf of the Circuit Supervisor and the schools, commended the Association for considering the wellbeing of the children.
“We are so impressed and promise to put the items donated to good use, thus we are going to distribute it to the candidates in order to enable them observe the social distancing and all the other COVID-19 protocols in their preparation and during the final BECE,” he said.
General Manager, CUA, Emmanuel Coffie, in his address at the presentation, indicated that the Board and Management of the Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association, on behalf of all Co-operative Credit Unions in the country, deem it fit as part of its service to members and social goals to get involved in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that is an impediment to development, in order to get the nation back on track to for economic resilience.
“This donation is to support efforts taken by government and offer our support to staff and young students who are still in school preparing to write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) during these trying times of the covid-19 pandemic,” he stated.
Mr. Coffie took the opportunity to urge the general public and members of CUA to adhere strictly to the safety protocols such as wearing of face mask, washing of wands regularly and social distancing, among others put forth by government and related authorities in the fight against Covid-19.