Ms Baciara Abigail Bentie (Baci) winner of the 2014 edition of TV3 Ghana’s Most Beautiful has distributed some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to a number of places in the Sissala East Municipality.
The items included; 800 pieces of nose mask, eight veronica buckets, 400 pieces of soap including; 12 boxes of sanitizers, three boxes of Tissue paper and two packs of diapers.
The beneficiary institutions, places and communities included; Tumu Municipal Hospital, the Tumu Kouro’s palace, Tumu market, Kowie and Kong communities as well as Radford FM.
The donation which formed part of the Beauty Queen’s contribution towards the fight in winning the coronavirus pandemic in the country, was through her ‘MALOL –LOL’ (meaning ‘Thank You’ in Sissali) Foundation.
Speaking to the Ghana News agency (GNA) in Tumu, Miss Bentie said “everyone’s support is needed to win the fight against the virus, and all should endeavour to assist those who would not be able to get access to the PPE most especially the nose mask”.
She noted that most people were asymptomatic and therefore difficult for people to identify an infected person, hence the need to encourage everyone to wear the nose mask.
The Beauty Queen who was popularly known as ‘Baci’, said aside the donation, she was also embarking on an educational campaign to educate people on the dangers of the virus and the need to observe the recommended protocols.
At the Tumu hospital, Mr Alex Bapula, the Municipal Director of Health Services, thanked Ms Bentie for the gesture, while calling on the public for more support for the hospital.
Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area equally expressed gratitude to Ms Bentie and her Foundation for the donation and her resolve to embark on a sensitization drive to increase awareness and prevention of the disease.
Kuoro Babini Kanton who is also a member of the Council of State, prayed for God’s blessings upon the life of the Beauty Queen so that she could continue to carry on with her good work to the people of the area.