The European Union Delegation to Ghana will donate 10,000 facemasks to four non-governmental organizations this Friday, 5th February 2021.
The donation is towards the fight against COVID-19. The gesture will be done jointly with a communication and awareness campaign. Act for Change, Ink Ghana, Galaxy Club Tema, and Plastics Punch to deliver the facemasks. The reusable EU Ghana facemask is produced in Ghana and follows the recommendations of the Ghana Standards Authority.
“This donation from the EU is associated with the One Million Facemask Initiative of Fashion Connect Africa and Victoria Michaels which intends to provide 1 Million Masks for vulnerable communities.
“The initiative takes particular relevance now as COVID-19 numbers are increasing in Ghana and there is a continued need to spread awareness on the importance of using a facemask”, it said.
Reusable masks, the statement said provided a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to protect the population against COVID-19. It said every day, billions of used facemasks were discarded in many public places without being recycled, causing litter problems on land and at sea.