The Consolidated Bank of Ghana (CBG) has through the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) distributed thousands of nose masks to school children around the country.
A release from the GJA signed by its President, Affail Monney, said the bank’s masks have reached school children in Odorkor, Kwashieman Cluster of schools and the Abeka Cluster of schools in Accra, and others in the Denkyembuor district of the Eastern Region.
In addition to the GJA, masks have been channeled through AIM-Ghana, an NGO, and 3-D Multimedia.
“The donation was done under the Mask Up a Child campaign being jointly undertaken by the three organizations with a target of distributing one million nose masks to school children in deprived communities across the country,” the statement said.
National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, launched the campaign after receiving a quantity of the nose masks at his Palace at Fadama on behalf of the beneficiaries.
The Chief Imam commended the government and the Health authorities for containing the pandemic adding that, “nothing, absolutely nothing must be done to undermine this positive trend.”
On his part, President of the GJA, Affail Monney also urged for more public education, sensitization, monitoring and enforcement of COVID-19 safety protocols.
According to him, the impact of the pandemic “has been too hefty to be toyed with. And this should reflect in aggressive media response until the pandemic is consigned to the dustbin of history.”
The GJA President was full of praise to the CBG for the “exceptional corporate social responsibility and modeling the way for other corporate bodies in this crucial national cause,” he said, adding, “no individual or company is safe till all Ghanaians are safe from the insidious threats of COVID-19.”