ROA Printing and Service, a company in Tamale, has presented Veronica buckets and hand-sanitisers to Tamale Central Prisons to help curb spread of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country.
Presenting the items, CEO of ROA Printing and Services, Richard Oppong Adomako, said the gesture forms part of the firm’s support to help in protecting the inmates and officers to avoid being infected with the virus. “We consider it as a civic duty to throw our support behind the fight against COVID-19 in the country for a better future,” he said.
“We must exhibit our patriotic love at this moment in supporting government to help save citizens and the economy, and do well to put our political, religious and other differences aside for the sake of mother Ghana,” he added.
He said the firm will continue adding its voice in awareness-creation to make sure everyone complies with directives on social distances as well as self-quarantine.
DSP Martin Muonah, who received the items on behalf of the service and the inmates, expressed gratitude to the firm for its gesture – saying the items came at a time needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 to the officers and the inmates, especially those who cannot afford hand-sanitisers to ensure safety during this period.
According to him, the items will go along a long way to safeguard the officers in the course of discharging their duties for mother Ghana; and also save the lives of inmates who due to some unfortunate incidence find themselves there.
He said management has also put in place measures to help fight the virus, which include screening of inmates, officers and persons who enter the prisons; providing some sanitisers and running water for use at the gate and vantage points inside prisons; wearing of face-masks by prison staff and visitors; and quarantining and referral of suspected cases to appropriate health facilities among others.