Mr. Samuel Zan Akologo, the Executive Secretary for Caritas Ghana indicated that, the donation of these items to the health facilities in some catchment communities in Bono East is just a part of the comprehensive program of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) in the fight against COVID-19. Caritas Ghana, being the relief and humanitarian wing of the GCBC sees the donation as a significant step to support many vulnerable communities in Ghana. It is part of the Caritas Ghana mandate to also monitor and access the impact of governments efforts on the vulnerable, ensuring the safeguarding of women and children and ensuring responsible use of resources in the difficult period of the pandemic.
Receiving the items on behalf the Catholic Diocese of Techiman, the most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, Catholic Bishop of Techiman, thanked CRS and Caritas Ghana for such a wonderful show of generosity. The bishop said that these items have come at a very opportune time when the diocesan health facilities and many other health facilities in Bono East Region have almost exhausted all their resources in the fight against COVID-19. He assured the donors of the responsible use of these items and encouraged all and sundry to keep to the safety protocols and support the global fight against this pandemic.
Present at the ceremony were the Vicar General of the diocese and Chairman of the Techiman Diocesan Health Services Board, the Diocesan Health Director and Management of Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, representatives from the Bono East Regional Health Directorate, representatives from CRS and Caritas Ghana, and members of the media.