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.