COVID-19: Newmont trainees donate PPE worth GHC12k to 4 health facilities to battle pandemic
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COVID-19: Newmont trainees donate PPE worth GHC12k to 4 health facilities to battle pandemic

- Newmont trainees have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic

- The items included 4,000 pieces of hand gloves, 1,000 pieces of face masks, 80 bottles of hand sanitisers and four gallons of liquid soap worth GHC 12,000

- The trainees presented the PPEs to four health facilities in the Asutifi North and Tano North Districts of the Ahafo Region

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Trainees under Newmont Ghana Ahafo’s Apprenticeship Training Programme have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GHC 12,000 to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Four health facilities in the Asutifi North and Tano North Districts of the Ahafo region benefited from the generous donation.

Beneficiary health facilities included Kenyasi, Gyedu, Yamfo and Techire, all within the Ahafo mine’s host communities.

The gesture is the group’s voluntary contribution to the region’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Items donated included 4,000 pieces of hand gloves, 1,000 pieces of face masks, 80 bottles of hand sanitizers and four gallons of liquid soap.

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Presenting the items, leader of the apprentices, Franklin Boakye said: “We see the fight against covid-19 as a shared responsibility so we decided to put our allowances together and support these health facilities to make the fight against corona virus in our region successful.”

The Asutifi North District Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Foster Nyarko, who received the equipment on behalf of the four health centers, thanked the apprentices for the gesture.

He revealed that so far, the district had sent samples of six (6) suspected cases of COVID-19 to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, (KCCR), but all came out negative.

Dr. Foster Nyarko urged the public to observe all safety protocols to prevent the spread of the disease. The Ahafo Region has not recorded any COVID-19 case yet.

The Apprenticeship Training Programme was established by Newmont Ghana in 2005 as part of the company’s commitment to help young people within its host communities acquire employable skills.

In a related story, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Head Pastor of Maker's House Chapel International, Pastor Boadi Nyamekye, introduced an emergency food relief van to provide packaged food for the poor and homeless when parts of Accra were under lockdown.

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