WestRock Quarries Limited, operating at Anto-Aboso in the Shama District of Western Region, has observed that fighting coronavirus disease (COVID 19) should be the collective responsibility of all Ghanaians.
The company noted that until the virus is defeated, Ghanaians will not feel safe and this in a way can affect production hence, an appeal for all hands to be on deck.
And as part of effort to drive the collective effort directed at fighting the virus in its host communities, the company has donated items worth GH¢12,000 respectively, to Anto Community and Shama District Health Directorate in the Shama District.
The items include 20 Veronica buckets, 10 gallons of hand sanitizer gallons, 10 packets of tissues, and two hand held non-contact infra-red thermometer.
Thomas Adikpo, Administrative Manager of West Rock Quarries Limited presenting the items explained that the exercise forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. He described the fight against COVID 19 in the area as a collective responsibility of all stakeholders.
“We all need to rally behind our health workers to contain the virus and protect Ghanaians against further spread; the role we must play include an absolute support to regulatory institutions, communities and health service providers,” he added.
Nana Atta Kakra, Chief of Old Daboase Junction, who received the items on behalf of the community expressed profound gratitude and urged other corporate bodies to emulate the example of WestRock Quarries Limited.
At the Ghana Health Service Directorate in the Shama District, the Quarry Manager of Westrock Quarries Limited, Daniel Obosu, said the gesture is intended to cement the healthy relationship existing between the company and key stakeholders, including health service providers in the Anto-Aboso Electoral Area.
Dr. Osei Assibey, Shama District Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS), who received the donation on behalf of the health directorate, described the gesture as timely and appropriate.
“Considering the impact of the virus and the strive constantly being made to contain the virus while health service providers who ar at the forefront continue to do that under difficult circumstances due to shortage of these safety logistics, we are grateful,” he said.