The Emmaland Resources Ghana Limited (ERGL) in collaboration with the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation have joined the fight against the spread of the novel corona virus pandemic in the northern region.

The company has donated hand washing facilities and a wide range of assorted items to community members at Sheini in the Tatale/Sanguli district.

At a short ceremony, some senior officers of the company handed over 30 veronica buckets, 30 pieces of dustbins, 145 pieces of sanitizers, 15 boxes of soaps and 5 packs of tissues.

Other items the company donated included 200 bags of rice, 55 pieces of cooking oil and 50 boxes of mineral water. 

The Assemblyman for Sheini, Mr. Nafure Kwame, received the items on behalf of the community members for onward distribution.

The inhabitants were educated on hand washing procedures among other safety precautionary measures outlined by government and the World Health Organization and the dangers of the disease. 

The residents were also advised to avoid physical contact with others and adhere to the social distancing protocols.

The Project Development Manager of Emmaland Resources Ghana Limited, Mr. Osei Owusu Ansah explained to that, the gesture forms part of the corporate social responsibility of the company.

He disclosed that an amount of GHC 35,000.00 was used to procure the items for a number of deprived communities.

He noted this couldn’t have done at a better time than now as there is a global crisis when people’s lives are threatened.

The ERGL Project Development Manager further assured that the company is determined to support government to curb the spread of the virus in the country. 

“Today, the biggest problem facing the world is the Coronavirus Pandemic, which is killing people all over the world. As a company, we see it as an obligation to ensure the safety of the people in the area where we are working.”