The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ghana Education Service (GES) at a ceremony in Accra to be distributed to schools and education offices across the country.
The donated PPE’s comprises 15,000 pieces of liquid soaps, 15,000 hand sanitizers, 66,000 transparent face (mask) shields and 5,000 Re-usable Face Mask.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Electoral Commission Chairperson, 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.
Madam Jane Mensah, further commended the GES for permitting some of its staff to augment their staff to carry out the 2020 general 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.
The presentation was witnessed by the two deputy chairpersons, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare and Mr. Samuel Tetteh, the Director General for Ghana Health Service , some staff of GES and GHS as well as EC.