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Gold Fields offers more support to battle COVID-19 Pandemic - News Ghana

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Gold Fields Ghana Limited (GFGL), Tarkwa Mine has offered more support to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.

This involved donation Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 80 pieces of safety goggles, 70 infrared thermometers, 8,000 pieces of surgical face masks, 35,700 pairs of gloves and 5,200 pieces of N95 face masks.

Mr Robert Siaw, Regional Manager-Community Relations, GFGL who made the presentation indicated, that the Tarkwa Mine had already donated PPE worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal committee on CONVID-19, stressing that, these were the second batch of the firm’s contribution to the Municipality.

He reiterated that “the two ambulances to be procured for the two hospitals in the Municipality would be presented to the health directorate to assist in fighting the virus”.

“We believe our contribution will go a long to support the Municipality to contain the spread of CONVID-19 in Tarkwa and its surrounding areas” he added.

Mr Siaw noted that the Mines would continue to aid the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality to ensure that they bring the disease under control.

He therefore appealed to their employees and family members to adhere to the Ghana Health Service and World Health Organization guidelines by washing their hands with soap under running water regularly, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers at regular intervals, observing social, physical distancing and wearing of nose masks.

Mr Benjamin Kessie, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), was grateful to GFGL for supporting the course of the assembly in fighting the pandemic, “We have taken custody of the items and the technocrats together with myself will put these materials into good use”.

The Municipal Health Director, Mrs Caroline Effah Otoo, expressed her profound appreciation to the GFGL Tarkwa Mine for coming to their aid.

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