AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Constrained (AGAG) has rolled out a collection of interventions and strategies in the Obuasi townships as portion of actions to fight the distribute of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The mining enterprise has deployed the products and services of its malaria handle subsidiary, AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Manage (AGAMal) and its medical center, the AGA Well being Foundation to lend guidance to the intervention programmes.
It is to help the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate, Obuasi Municipal and District Assemblies and the Municipal Wellbeing Directorate.
Extra than 20 overall health services collectively with all the marketplaces in the Obuasi neighborhood are currently being disinfected day by day by the enterprise.
With an excellent geodata of the Obuasi local community thanks to the Indoor Residual Spraying for malaria, AGAMal, day-to-day disinfects all the 21 health and fitness centres in the Obuasi Municipality and District.
These incorporate the Bryant Mission Clinic, Kunka Local community Health Centre and the AGA Overall health Foundation (AGAHF).
The markets are also disinfected two times a 7 days, which consist of the Obuasi Central Market, Horsey Park and Tutuka sector as portion of endeavours to disinfect significant general public spots.
Covid-19 education and campaign
The Mine has released its Malaria Regulate (AGAMal) Interaction Vans as portion of the huge instructional campaign on remaining secure and stopping oneself from the Covid-19.
In addition, they have dispersed numerous information and facts supplies, mounted billboards and fastened posters, and held radio programs all in effort and hard work to propagate avoidance messages on Covid-19.
In addition to the disinfection physical exercise, a enormous academic marketing campaign on Covid-19 is ongoing in Obuasi employing AGAMal’s details van,
Senior Manager Sustainability, AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, Emmanuel Baidoo, states the intervention is to guidance the business enterprise group in just which it operates.
“We are also working very challenging with the municipal and district assemblies to move up schooling in our communities, we have unveiled our malaria management communication vans and is moving all all-around the obuasi neighborhood educating the people.
“Working with municipal assemblies and health directorates, we share our very best methods as considerably as Office management is anxious so that they can also understand from and then undertake some of the methods to improve their personal interventions.”
Other innovation aid initiatives
The AGA Well being Basis has in the meantime trained staff in the Federal government Hospital in sample having who are supporting with taking samples of suspected Covid-19 persons, and sending them for testing.
In addition, the mine has dispersed about hundred particular buckets preset with faucets and cleaning soap dispenser (Veronica buckets) to Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East District Assemblies to aid the handwashing marketing campaign.
Running Director for AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Restricted, Eric Asubonteng, underscored the need to have for unity to battle the virus.
“The need to have to perform alongside one another as partners is paramount in periods like these. The AGA Health Basis (AGHAF) is for that reason operating closely with the regional and district well being directorate to make sure our preparedness as a community stays forward of the curve.”
Amid the pandemic, AGAG is driving innovation with their interior generation of a hand sanitiser, accredited by the Food and Medicines Authority to be ready in large volume and dispersed to employees and the communities.
“Our group has demonstrated that beyond our skills we can diversify when the need arises I am happy to announce that AGA personnel have produced a hand sanitizer which has been accepted by the Meals and Medicines Authority (Fda). This will before long be geared up in higher volumes and shared with the Obuasi community”. Mr. Asubonteng commented.
Confidence among the well being industry experts
Health-related Superintendent at the Obuasi Government Clinic, Dr. Kwadwo Nyarko Jectey, in a temporary interview reported, the strong collaboration amid institutions in Obuasi will assistance make the interventions productive.
“It has constantly been quite handy. We do alcohol rubbing, social distancing and all but at the working day the customers have employed our benches and touched our door knobs and many others so we are absolutely sure that the conclude of every working day spraying that they have taken which goes past our facility.
At the close of the day, the consumer and staff members are really confidence, at least appear the up coming day they are heading to occupy furnishings and developing that they are certain are cost-free of the virus to begin a new working day with.”
Obuasi East District Chief Govt, Faustina Amissah, acknowledges the initiative is incredibly vital to the attempts by government.
“It is incredibly significant mainly because it is linked to our lives. Looking at the charge at which the virus is spreading, AngloGold Ashanti has place so a great deal assets to augment the govt endeavours to fight the virus.”
In reaction to the disinfection attempts, industry leaders could not disguise their joy as they thanked AGAG, the assemblies and wellbeing directorates for the show of humanity.
Meanwhile, officials of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Restricted say the business will continue to be fully commited to making sure that steps are in spot to intently keep an eye on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts, to protect the wellbeing and safety of its staff and host communities.
It will be recalled that on 15th March 2020, AngloGold Ashanti described that one particular of its workforce experienced tested favourable for Covid-19. The worker has fully recovered and is expected to resume normal responsibilities.