The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources through its Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has begun what it describes as an “enhanced” water and sanitation project in the bid to promote the need for proper hand washing in all spheres.
According to the Minister Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah proper handwashing remains an essential part of the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation to prevent a further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sanitation and Water Resources ministry through one of its vibrant units, the Community Water and Sanitation Agency CWSA has commenced the distribution of locally made hand washing facilities, such as Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers and other detergents to some institutions across the country.
She hinted that Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds and community clinics, orphanages, etc would be assisted with such facilities.
Madam Dapaah disclosed this when she and her team from her ministry and CWAS presented some hand washing facilities and assorted detergents to the Osu Children’s home in Accra yesterday.
The Minister of Sanitation & Water Resources cautioned that a collective concerted effort by every citizenry is needed to fight the spread of the Covid 19.
She believe the president has showed commitment to be transparent with the country, which is why everyone needs to show commitment to combating the dangers pose by the virus.
“We on our side, we are concerned. We want to make sure that we support to make sure, we all succeed in the fight against COVID-19.” Madam Dapaah said.
She announced that new and intensified plans are being rolled out to ensure that the CWSA distributes more handwashing facilities across the country.
“Though it’s part of their regular operations, we now have to intensified this operation to make sure that the president’s directive of making sure we observe the WHOs protocols, all five, but most importantly – hand washing,” the minister added.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of the CWAS, Mr Worlanyo Siabi said the agency is leaving no stone unturned to reaching as many people as possible with the education on hand washing and the distribution of the hand washing facilities across the country.
All the regional and district offices of the CWSA he noted have been tasked to take hand washing practice and education seriously.
Management of the OSU children’s Home were thankful for the support and promised to put it to good use.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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