Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu, has donated one thousand reusable face masks to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in the Northern region with the hopes of ensuring safety within the new voters’ registration exercise at the polling stations.
Dr. Iddrisu, who is a resident of Tamale and based in the United States of America (USA), made the donation to help the party keep voters in the region safe in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Dr. Iddrisu, regularly cleansing ones hands and wearing face masks are preventive measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). It has also been reinforced by the government of Ghana to constantly wash our hands with water and wear protective masks, as the country battles the pandemic.
Furthermore, based on the Electoral Commission (EC) rule of registrants wearing face mask before they are allowed to register for the new voters ID card, Dr Iddrisu’s donation, couldn’t have come at a better time, especially when many voters can be seen not wearing face masks at the registration centers.
This donation will go a long way to support these individuals at the centers.
The donation was done on behalf of Dr. Iddrisu by “Friends of Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu.” They advised the Party to encourage voters to observe the safety protocols outlined by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the EC at the registration centers so as to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the region during this new voters’ registration exercise.
Receiving the items on behalf of the NDC Party in the Northern region, the Deputy Regional Secretary (Ziblim Saaka) thanked Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu for his kind gesture towards the Party and the region, and hopes that more people would follow his footsteps in donating PPEs in these difficult times towards the registration exercise.