Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Sylvester Tetteh, says that his outfit has trained over 2,000 persons who will be deployed into communities and rural areas across the country to help in a campaign aimed at sensitizing Ghanaians on coronavirus.
He says that this was part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
Sylvester Tetteh made this known whilst taking his turn at Thursday Minister’s press briefing organized by the Information Ministry to update Ghanaians on the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The NYA boss mention that his outfit had already donated Personal Protective Equipment worthy about GHC 700,000 to the Health Ministry.
On the sensitization campaign, Sylvester Mensah said that about 500 megaphones with approved prerecorded messages from the Information Ministry will be distributed among the volunteers.
“So far we have donated PPE’s worth about GHC 700,000 to the Ministry of Health in an attempt to help combat the pandemic. We are putting out over 2,000 volunteers into the communities, especially the rural areas, to be able to help the campaign. We are going down to the very remotest parts of our country with megaphones that can prerecord messages and can be played in our communities. Also, the volunteers are ready to support the isolation centers earmarked for the country,” he said.
In addition, Sylvester Mensah stated that the NYA was undertaking a study to assess the effect of the pandemic on Ghana youth.
“We are also undertaking a baseline study to know how this pandemic is affecting the young people of our country, ie., job losses, health issues and many other things the young people are facing. So the baseline studies are ongoing through our social media platforms and website so that we can identify those who will be hard hit most during this trying times and to make informed decisions of young people to government for redress,” he added
Story by: David Kofi Asante | universnewsroom