Perseus Mining Ghana limited has disinfected public places in five communities in the central and Western regions.
Perseus Mining, operators of Edikan Gold Mine at Ayanfuri in the central Region, also presented assorted items including personal protective equipment to the beneficiary communities, all in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The two-day disinfection exercise started at Wassa Nkonya in the western region.
Market centres gutters, places of convenience, lorry parks and health centres were disinfected.
Wassa Abenabena was the second community in the western region that benefited from the exercise.
The Sustainability Director of Perseus Mining Ghana, Mr Edwin Allotey Aquaye said the company operates in five communities in the western and central regions and that the exercise was to ensure the safety of the people.
He said the company had donated N95 nose masks and other items including hand gloves and impermeable hooded suits to a number of district and municipal assemblies in the two regions.
Ayanfuri, Denkyira Gyaman and Fobinso -all in the central region-benefited from the disinfection exercise and donation of items including special Veronica buckets.
The Chief of Denkyira Gyaman Nana Boa Agyaako was grateful to the company and encouraged them to help government stamp out the deadly coronavirus.
The Ayanfuri market Queen, Madam Afia Dede said initially it was difficult to get her colleague traders to observe the safety protocols, especially social Distancing, but now the education is sinking in.
The Ayanfuri GPRTU local Head, Mr Peter Asare, said they have suspended the collection of bookings from the drivers because the observance of the safety protocols has led to a reduction of their incomes.
The municipal coordinating Director of Amanfi East, Mr Bernard Sakyiama said although the western region currently has only one COVID-19 case it is necessary to intensify education.
He therefore commended Perseus Mining for what they were doing.
“From their own efforts, workers of the company at the Edikan Gold Mines supported the fight against COVID-19 by contributing GHC 72,300 to purchase items for distribution to health facilities,” he said.