The Executive Director of One Volta Group, Togbe Hotormaho Amedzake III has urged the government of Ghana to do all it can to minimize the rate of the coronavirus infection in the country whiles reminding all Ghanaians to keep observing all safety protocols.
“We remind all of the safety protocols whilst we entreat government to do all it can to flatten the frightening corona curve” – Togbe Amedzake said
He was speaking at the One Volta Group’s COVID-19 PPEs donation to some eighteen (18) districts in the Volta Region at Ho yesterday, June 22, 2020 as part of the efforts of the organization to complement efforts of government in the COVID-19 flight.
Through the support of members of the One Volta Group in the diaspora led by Chairman Mr. Kossi Nutekpor, 1st Vice-Chair Dr. Kar Alorbi and 2nd Vice Chair Dr. Peter Abotchie, the organization has donated “face masks, quantities of gallons and bottles of Hand Sanitisers and liquid soap, disposable hand gloves and bedsheets for selected health facilities in all Eighteen (18) District and Municipal Assemblies of the Volta Region” worth over GHc50,000.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Regional Health Directorate and the Regional COVID-19 Response Team, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letse expressed his gratitude to the leadership of OVG whiles assuring them the items will be used for the purposes for which they were donated.
Read Togbe Amedzake’s full speach:
SPEECH DELIVERED BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ONE VOLTA GROUP (OVG), TOGBE HOTORMAHO AMEDZAKE III DURING DONATION OF PPEs TO HEALTH FACILITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION BY ONE VOLTA GROUP AT HO ON MONDAY 22ND JUNE, 2020
Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Hon. Deputy Volta Regional Minister Pastor Johnson Avuletey, Chief Director, VRCC Mr. Felix B. Chaahaah, Volta Regional Director of Health, Dr. Timothy Letsa, Volta Regional Covid-19 Coordinator, Dr. Dzokoto and the Team, Regional Economic Planning Officer, Mr. Isaac Adzah Tettey, hardworking Departmental heads here gathered, the leadership of OVG- diaspora and Ghana, colleague executives and senior members of One Volta Group, friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen,
Good afternoon and welcome once again.
We are here as a result of a call to action from the NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC that has bedeviled mankind and to make a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to our frontline health workers at various health facilities in our region, the Volta Region.
Covid-19, as we know, has crippled economies of the world and is causing severe fatalities the world over, Ghana and for that matter Volta Region is no exception.
The COVID-19 story as at today, June 22, 2020 has 14,154 confirmed cases with 85 deaths nationwide. Volta Region has confirmed recorded cases of 314. To date, there has not been a known cure for the virus. What this means to us all is that we need to take the utmost precautions and preventive measures outlined by health experts for our own safety.
Some of these measures include frequent washing of hands with soap under running water, use of hand sanitizers, wearing of face masks, and observation of social distance.
Our frontline health workers that we all look up to in this critical time, need materials to work with. In that regard, One Volta Group is here to make this donation as its token contribution towards the fight against the spread of this deadly virus.
We have as our widows mite, 9000 face masks, quantities of galons and bottles of Hand Sanitisers and liquid soap, disposable hand gloves and bedsheets for selected health facilities in all Eighteen (18) District and Municipal Assemblies of the Volta Region.
Hon. Minister, OVG has also earmarked cash donation to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund in Accra.
Hon. Regional Minister, this donation is made possible by the voluntary contribution from our brothers and sisters – Voltarians and friends of Volta- home and abroad who are members of One Volta Group.
OVG Diaspora and OVG Ghan, jointly and severally are Non-Governmental and a social organization that seeks the welfare of the people living in the region and elsewhere and the development of Volta region and Ghana as a whole.
As characteristic of NGOs, OVG seeks to complement the effort of government and its traditional and non-traditional partners in fighting this covid-19 pandemic and should be noted as such. We remind all of the safety protocols whilst we entreat government to do all it can to flatten the frightening corona curve.
Hon Minister, May I use this opportunity to inform us all that, OVG is neither a political grouping nor does it align with any political party or movement. It is a development-oriented organization with the mandate to advocate and focus on the welfare of the good people of Volta and the purposeful development of our beloved region.
We, therefore, call on all Voltarians, and friends of Volta, Togbewo, Mamawo, Dumegawo, Dumeviwo, students, the young and old to come together under the umbrella of OVG and show some love to our mother region and its people.
On behalf of leadership and the entire membership of One Volta Group, I say a big thank you to Hon Minister and his team, all our frontline health managers and workers. A thousandth thanks to all OVG members in Ghana, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and elsewhere for this show of love. Note that, until the covid-19 battle is won, you cannot relent.
Together lets fight the coronavirus battle to win.
Mawu sodza ne tutsi ne mi kata!
Thank you and God bless us all.