A youth group in Bongo has been able to raise funds to procure ‘Veronica Buckets’ and liquid soap to be placed at vantage points in the town as part of measures to fight COVID-19 that is troubling the globe.
The group known as ‘United Brothers Association (UBA) is an umbrella for all youth in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region with the aim of championing development in diverse ways.
The initiative by UBA to procure the materials has become necessary because,awareness of the deadly disease appears to be low and needed to be intensified especially in that part of the region since it shares borders with Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso currently has recorded over 60 cases whereas Ghana has 21 with some patients reportedly recovering. And with the porous nature of the Ghanaian borders coupled with daily routine trading activities.
It has therefore become necessary residents in Bongo are properly informed and sensitized because they are at a greater risk of exposure to the disease.
The ‘Veronica buckets’ will be placed at the Market Square,Lorry Park ,Hospital and the premises of The Chief’s Palace.
Secretary of UBA ,Joseph Apikiya in presenting the items at the Bongo Chief Palace said “this is part of our contributions as a youth towards the development of Bongo especially at this time of the outbreak of Coronavirus, we will continue to do our best in sensitizing the people so that they can stay safe.”
The Paramount Chief of Bongo,Naba Baba Salifu Lemyarum expressed gratitude to UBA and impressed upon to continue with the good work and called for additional support from other benevolent individuals and institutions.
UBA after presenting the items also embarked on a sensitization of the market women and drivers in Bongo on the prevention of COVID-19.
The funds for the sensitization and procurement of the sanitary equipment were borne solely by members of UBA through contributions.