Dagbon Forum (DF), a non-profit Youth Development Association has donated some essential to the Tamale Central and West Hospitals, two Municipal and nine District Hospitals in the Northern Region.
The DF has also donated to the Gbewaa Palace, the Mion-Lana and Yoo-Naa Palaces. The items include 50 (100ltr) and 50 (80ltr) Veronica buckets, 50 galons of Liquid soap, 100 (200ml) pieces of hand sanitizers and 120 (medium) and toiletries.
The essentials were bought from individual contributions by members of the DF. Presenting the items, Alhaji Sintaro Mahama, the National Vice-President of DF said the donation was DF response to compliment the government’s efforts to contain and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the area and the nation at large.
He said the donation was also a deep concern felt by DF members about the good health of the people of Dagbon in this very trying times.
Alhaji Mahama called on all sections of society to work diligently towards preventing the spread of the virus as it posed a threat to all aspects of life.
He urged natives of Dagbon to continue to observe the social distancing protocols, adhere to the safety measures of hand washing under running water, wearing of nose mask, and the regular use of hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Mahama also called on government, transnational rulers, bilateral and other organisations, civil society groups, and local communities to work towards addressing the severe negative economic and social of COVID-19 across the region and the nation at large.
Mr Abdulai Fatawu, the Administrator of the Tamale Central Hospital on behalf of the two hospitals said, the items has a come at the right time as the hospital still needs more such.
He said the hospital major challenge has been PPE and that the items will be used for its intended purpose. Mr Fatawu noted that attendance at the Tamale Central Hospital has reduced due to the COVID-19.
Dagbon Forum was registered as a non-profit organization to promote development and sustained peace in Dagbon and Ghana at large.