The Ghana Journalists Affiliation (GJA) in the Jap Region has dispersed 50 pieces of regionally manufactured deal with masks to some media staff and media residences in the area.
The domestically made nose mask was provided by a deputy Regional Lands Commission Surveyor, Nana Domena Antwi-Berko, and his pals.
The beneficiary media houses in the location consist of GNA, GBC, Everyday Graphic, Ghanaian Situations, UTV, Television set3, Citi Information, Japanese Fm, Myn Fm, Nkumim Fm in Asamankese, Obuoba and Agoo Fm in Nkawkaw, Day-to-day Information, Every day Statesman, Now Newspaper, Course media Team between other people.
At a limited ceremony to acquire and distribute the mask, Chairman of the GJA- Eastern Location, Maxwell Kudekor, hinted that the association is operating challenging to secure the next batch of nose masks and other protecting wears for media practitioners leading the protection and security marketing campaign on Covid- 19 in Ghana.
“We believe that Journalists are element of the frontline staff in the Covid- 19 management and protection campaign therefore they will need the requisite aid and PPEs to do the job,” Kudekor stressed.
He also urged the media to put out the ideal information and facts devoid of sensationalism so as not to create concern and panic.
Mr Kudekor expressed gratitude to Nana Domena Antwi-Berko for the gesture.
He explained the donation as a timely gesture because most media homes in the area had been not furnishing facial area masks, hand sanitisers, amid many others to their workforce.
He urged all media houses to offer PPE’s to their personnel.
Mr Kudekor stated it was regrettable that some broadcasters were hyping some faux information about the pandemic.
He pointed out some of these to involve consuming of liquor to eliminate the virus, spraying of liquor or chlorine above one’s human body to combat the virus, the likelihood of transmission of the virus through mosquitoes, protecting against the virus with a scorching bath or the use of hand dryers, among the other folks.
He encouraged media practitioners to engage authorities on the pandemic and assure right sourcing of details on the pandemic.
The donation varieties section of Nana Bekoe’s contribution toward the fight towards the new coronavirus. He has also distributed more than 300 facial area marks to taxi motorists in the New Juaben Municipality.