Universal Friendship Organisation (UFO) in collaboration with Gold Star Airlines has distributed about One Thousand (1000) face shields to trotro drivers and their passengers in some part of the Greater Accra Region as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.
The Executive Director of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), UFO, Samuel Adobah said the move was to sensitize Ghanaians on the need to prevent and adhere to the government measures put in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
According to him, the exercise forms part of their efforts to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The one thousand (1,000) face shields were distributed at four (4) trotro/lorry stations – Circle VIP station, Odawna taxi station amongst others in Accra where the beneficiaries showed concern and were willing to use them.
Mr. Adobah indicated UFO aimed at helping to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. So far, about one thousand face shields were distributed to the passengers, drivers, Lorry station masters, and hawkers at these various stations visited also benefited. The two teams used the occasion to interacted with the people and educated them on how to observe the social distance, use hand sanitizer, wearing of face shields and nose masks, in other to prevent themselves from contracting the COVID-19.
Samuel Adobah, who is also a Journalist posited the organization has selected 8 different districts in the Greater Accra Region where they intend to educate the people there about the covd19 vaccine and its importance.
The Co-Executive Director Rev. Johnson, Adu’s statement, cautioned the market Women, hawkers, and the trotro drivers to still practice the use of nose masks. He stated clearly that the Covid-19 fight is a shared responsibility.
On his part, the CEO of Gold Star Airline Eric Bannerman emphasized that his outfit is ready to support UFO in the cause of fighting the Covd19 pandemic. The Gold Star airline is a Ghanaian airline company that is yet to operate in Ghana and across the world.