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Combatting COVID-19: CODA Donates to vulnerable in Western Region

Takoradi, May 17, 2020 As part of the “Wear Your Mask” campaign, the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has donated 35,00...

Combatting COVID-19: CODA Donates to vulnerable in
Combatting COVID-19: CODA Donates to vulnerable in

Takoradi, May 17, 2020

As part of the “Wear Your Mask” campaign, the Coastal.

Development Authority (CODA) has donated 35,000 facemasks and 500 hand sanitizers to selected beneficiaries in.

the Western Region through the Regional Coordinating Council(RCC) in Takoradi.



Addressing a gathering at the premises of the RCC, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

in charge of Corporate Affairs and Western and Western North Regions, Madam Mona Gertrude Effah.

(Esq) stated that the primary object of CODA was development, however it would be difficult.

to successfully undertake developmental initiatives without people.

Hence, it “has become necessary for the Authority to intervene in the plight of residents.

living within the Coastal Development Zone amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic”.



The Deputy CEO went on to say that the purpose of the “Wear.

Your Mask” campaign was to educate the public on key issues related to the pandemic,.

particularly its causes, dangers of infection and measures to stop its transmission.




Beneficiaries

According to Madam Effah, the intended beneficiaries of the items.

donated were fishers, farmers, commercial drivers, market women and people living with disability (PWDs) in.

constituencies in the region.

She explained that, the target beneficiaries have a lot of physical contact with huge numbers.

of people on a daily basis due to their respective occupations, as such they were.

significantly positioned to send across key messages on stopping the spread of the virus; “it.

is also important for these target groups to be well protected and that is why.

we are providing them with these face masks and hand sanitizers”.




Participants

Present at the colourful event which was held in conformity.

with social distancing protocols were the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Hon.

E Kusi, a Member of the Council of State, some Municipal and District Chief Executives,.

the Chief Director of the Regional Coordinating Council, Western Region and officials of CODA.

There were also representatives of fishers, market queens, GPRTU and PWDs from constituencies across the.

region.



Receiving the donation on behalf of the region, the Deputy Western Regional Minister.

expressed his appreciation to CODA for the gesture, adding that it would go a long.

way in helping to empower the most vulnerable people in these trying times.




CODA

The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) was established to, inter alia,.

help accelerate economic and social development in 109 constituencies and six regions of Ghana through.

the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) uner the Ministry for Special.

Development Initiatives (MSDI).

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