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WOMEC, Kpone Health directorate sensitizes community on Covid-19

Kpone,(GAR) Oct. 20,GNA- Residents of MTN-Sentuo, a slum in the

Kpone-Katamanso Municipality near the Kpone landfill site have been

sentiaized to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and not to stigmatize

infected persons. .

The one day  sensitization programme was organized by Women, Media and

Change (WOMEC) in collaboration with the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal

Assembly, Kpone-Katamanso Health Directorate and Plan International.

Residents  also received 1000 pieces of face masks for children and adults,

6 Veronica buckets, gallons of liquid soaps, and 42 rolls of tissues.

The event which was aimed at educating residents on the dangers associated

with the corona virus and the best way to curb its spread in the community

was on the theme:“COVID 19 is real! Together let’s kick it out”.

Mrs Charity Binka, Executive Director of WOMEC, stated that, the Non-

Governmental Orgnisation had since its inception advocated for the voice of

women, children, and the vulnerable to be heard by the public through the

effective use of the media, gender training, research, and publications.

Mrs Binka said WOMEC had contributed immensely to the containment  of

the corona virus through its community engagement programmes, adding

that, Plan International and Global Affairs Canada had been supportive in its


According to the Executive Director, the second phase of WOMEC’s

outdoor project in 2021, would be a three year gender based empowerment

mentorship programme for adolescents in first, and second second cycle


Dr. Esther Priscila Biamah-Dankwah, Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Health

Director, revealed that 277 people in the Municipality had tested positive to

COVID-19 out of a total of 4,967 residents tested.

“As it stands now we have only 11 active cases, ”she stated and called on

residents to adhere strictly to the health protocols to help kick the virus out

of the country.

Mrs. Regina Dede Amanqwa, Assembly mwmber for the area, expressed

gratitude to the various stakeholders and asked for more of such

sensitization programmes to raise awareness on the virus.