The Western Regional office of the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) has donated to the front-line workers in Sekondi-Takoradi a 100 shrink packs of its branded purified bottled water, G-water, as part of efforts to support their activities.
The donation presented by the Regional Public Relations Officer, Nana Yaw Barima Barnie, said the donation was made through the efforts of the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ms. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, and the Managing Director of the company, Dr. Clifford A. Braimah.
He also noted that similar actions were made to other front-line staff in other regions by various corporations and institutions.
Mr. Barnie explained that aside from the production and distribution of water in the country, the company had also ventured into the mineral water industry to reach more customers and ensure the availability of potable water across the regions.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, who received the donation on behalf of the workers, applauded the actions of GWCL and assured them that the water would be distributed to all health workers to enhance their productivity.
“I am especially pleased that not only are you bringing water to our homes but are not bringing portable water straight to our hands and this would also aid in employment creation,” he said.
“With your product, I am sure several jobs will be created aside from those directly involved in the production and distribution among others,” Mr. Darko-Mensah said.
The minister reiterated the need to follow the health directives given out in the wave of COVID-19 adding that “the only sure way of preventing the spread and contracting this virus is to maintain good hand-hygiene and to wear face masks”.
Mr. Darko-Mensah noted that the virus had heavily affected the normalcy of everyday life in the country both socially and economically as such we ought to work together to overcome this deadly disease.
G-Water is a product by the water company, a new stream of revenue for the company.