The Chairman of Eastern, Volta and Oti branches of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Mr Dela Gadzanku has called on businesses in the Eastern Region to prioritize the welfare of their workers during this coronavirus pandemic era.
He said though businesses have been heavily affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, there was the need for business owners to place a high priority on the welfare of their workers.
He said this is the time for all businesses to ensure that they provide the necessary logistics to protect their workers from infection of the coronavirus at their work places.
Mr Gadzanku said this when he visited some industries in Koforidua to empathise and access their level of observance of the safety protocols for protection against the spread of the coronavirus.
The visit by the AGI Chairman took him to B Foster Bakery, Intravenous Infusion limited, Maagrace Garment Industries Limited and Joycelyn Fit Fashion and Decor all in the New Juaben North and South Municipalities.
These companies have played a critical role by supporting various stakeholders in the Eastern Region since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Gadzanku urged businesses to enforce all the safety measures and protocols to help protect their workers from contracting the coronavirus.
He assured them of AGI’s support and indicated that the national leadership of the Association was working with government to address some of the key challenges they were facing.
He urged businesses in the region to support the fight against the spread of the pandemic, saying that the earlier it was eradicated the better for business activities to resume.
At the B Foster Bakery, Mr Felix Berbiye, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company stressed the importance of workers to practice all the safety measures to ensure that they were safe and avoid contracting the virus.
At the Maagrace Garments, one of the local companies producing the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) for the government, the Human Resource Manager of the company, Mr Reuben Kataku informed the delegation of their commitment to implementing all the safety directives in the course of their work.
Mr Patrick Ansah Antwi, General Manager of Intravenous Infusion limited, expressed his company’s gratitude to the AGI for the visit and said they were prepared to continue observing all the safety measures and protocols.