The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in collaboration with Caritas Ghana, has donated items to the Catholic Diocese of Techiman in Ghana to support Catholic Health facilities in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the Bono East Region of Ghana.
The items include 100 hand washing buckets and accessories, tissues, hand sanitizers, bleach, liquid soap and visual education materials worth $10,000.
A representative of CRS, Mr. David Pwaydi said “the donation of these items through Caritas Ghana and to the Techiman Diocese is meant to enhance the relationship between CRS and its major partners, Caritas Ghana and Techiman Diocese especially in the fight against the global pandemic.”
Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, the Bishop of the Diocese, thanked the CRS and Caritas Ghana for the donation, saying that “these items have come at a very opportune time when the diocesan health facilities and many other health facilities in Bono East Region have almost exhausted all their resources in the fight against COVID-19.”
On his part, Mr. Zan Samuel Akologo, the Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana, noted that his office being the relief and humanitarian wing of the GCBC “sees the donation as a significant step to support many vulnerable communities in Ghana.”
According to him, “the donation of these items to the health facilities in some catchment communities in the Bono East Region is just a part of the comprehensive program of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) in the fight against COVID-19.”
“It is part of the Caritas Ghana mandate to also monitor and access the impact of governments efforts on the vulnerable, ensuring the safeguarding of women and children and ensuring responsible use of resources in the difficult period of the pandemic,” he noted.
Source: Techiman Diocesan Communications Office