AirtelTigo donated 200 Veronica buckets to Ghana’s Ministry of Health for distribution to public hospitals across Ghana. Chief Information Officer at AirtelTigo Mr. Prince Sarpong expressed AirtelTigo’s hope that its assistance would help reinforce the message about proper handwashing, which the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service had been stressing over the past few months.
Mr. Sarpong explained that AirtelTigo was also working through the Telecom Chamber to broadcast to the public COVID-19-related health education messages from Ghana’s Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service, using SMS and social media. The statement noted that AirtelTigo was also routing all calls to the COVID-19 emergency numbers at no cost to the public while zero-rating the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website that provides COVID-19 awareness and safety protocols.
Mr. Sarpong commended the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, frontline healthcare workers and other stakeholders for their respective initiatives to help stem the spread of the coronavirus and save precious lives.
Ghana’s Minister of Health Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu received the gift package and expressed gratitude to AirtelTigo for the generous support. Beyond this donation, Mr. Manu acknowledged AirtelTigo’s role in facilitating the communication of COVID-19 education messaging to the public.
Credits: AirtelTigo | Michael Sarpong Bruce (media contact)