A Youth Group called Bongo Tinmalego Yela Platform in the Bongo District of the Upper East region has extended its support to the Bongo district Ambulance Service and the Ghana National Fire Service with items worth Gh 6, 126.00 Cedis to help fight the coronavirus spread.
The donation, according to the group was aimed at appreciating and acknowledging the hard-working personnel of the services in the district, as well as to encourage them to work extra hard to help bring an end to the virus.
Speaking exclusively on A1 News,Coordinator of Bongo Tinmalego Yela, Emmanuel Alangture explained that the resources for purchasing the items were mobilized through contributions of members of the group.
“We really know that as a district there are some facilities that are very key to our development. So when you look at these two units in the District, they play various key roles in upholding our health issues. So, we saw it as a need to donate to them as they too played same key roles as the health workers.” He said.
Mr. Alangture also pointed out that the group was still not relaxed with its idea of getting a second Ambulance for the Ambulance Service in the district.
“The idea of fundraising for a second Ambulance for Bongo has not been discarded but for now Bongo Tinmalego Yela wish to support the Ambulance Service and the Ghana National Fire Service with refrigerators for their medicines storage and other activities.”
Madam Helen Aduko, a member of the group also thanked those who supported the group’s vision to carry out such an amazing initiative to help protect front line workers in these trying times.
“I wish to thank madam Ramatu who supported this idea from the very beginning with her resources and time especially in the production of the first set of nose masks where we saw the need to use our own local tailors’ skills to protect our community. Also, I thank those who are from both abroad and home and donated for the 1st and this 2nd badge of nose masks worth Gh4, 626.00 Ghana Cedis to support the workers at our health facilities.”
The Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area, Bon-Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyurum, appreciated the gesture by the group and called on others to emulate same.
The Paramount Chief also entreated workers at the various units to up on their game and make sure they used the items to the expectations.
Meanwhile, representatives from the two Ambulance Service and Fire Service assured the paramount chief and as well as residents in the district that ,they will continue to collaborate with them in their line of duties.