The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana today donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ghana Education Service (GES) at a ceremony in Accra.
The donated PPE’s comprises 15,000 pieces of liquid soaps, 15,000 hand sanitizers, 66,000 transparent faces (mask) shields, and 5,000 Re-usable Face Mask.
All the items are to be distributed to schools and education offices across the country.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Chairperson for EC, Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah, said the Commission in its bid to ensure a free, fair, and transparent election during the covid-19 season, procured the PPEs to ensure that its staff and electorates were safe to cast their ballot.
She explained that the Commission, therefore, decided to donate the remaining PPEs to the GES and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) since it would go a long way to support the fight against the pandemic in various health facilities, schools and offices across the country.
Mrs Mensah commended the GES for permitting some of its staff to augment their staff to carry out the elections.
Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, Director General of GES, who received the items thanked the EC for the gesture and pledged to forward them to those who would need it most towards the fight against the pandemic.
Other dignitaries who witnessed the presentation were the two deputy chairpersons, Dr. Bossman and Mr. Tetteh, the Director-General for GHS, some staff of GES and GHS as well as EC.