Asanko Gold Ghana donated personal care equipment and supplies to 21 schools in the Amansie West and Amansie South Districts of Ghana’s Ashanti Region to help keep prevent the risk of infection of COVID-19 among students and teachers as schools look forward to opening. The assistance package included 46 fully mounted Veronica buckets, 113 gallons each of hand sanitizer and handwashing soap, 5-litre dispensing bottles and 2,000 reusable nose masks. Two senior high schools (Esaase Bontefufuo and Manso Edubia Senior High) and 19 junior high schools benefited from the assistance.

Executive General Manager of Asanko Gold Mr. Charles Amoah said the donated supplies and PPE would make schools safer for students and teachers to return and continue with academic work. Asanko believes the support the company provided would make it easier for heads of schools to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in beneficiary schools.

Headmistress of Esaase Bontefufuo Senior High School Ms. Margaret Oye Koranteng and Headmaster of Manso Adubia Senior High School Mr. Alexander Y. Bediako received the assistance package from Asanko and thanked the company for the assistance provided at a critical time. Ms. Koranteng described the donation as having come in timely at a time when final-year and Gold Track students were returning to school. Ms. Koranteng observed that students return to campus had been slow. She hoped that, by providing school with hygiene supplies, several more students would be encouraged to report at school.

Asanko Gold has already spent GHS200,000 in support of Ghana’s fight against COVID-19. The company is committed to stay the course and contribute to the fight until the pandemic is over.

Credits: | Daniel Kenu