The National Commission for Civic Education has received 2.5 million Ghana Cedis from the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to support public education activities on the Coronavirus pandemic. In line with an earlier proposal tabled before managers of the Fund, the Commission has out of the amount acquired ten cross country Nissan public education vans, 50 Public Address systems to be mounted on the vehicle, 100 manual Megaphones for street public education, 4 Graphic Design and Production equipment, Communication gadgets, funding for collaboration with Ghana Medical Association and the Ministry of Health to ensure some Limited Research among other logistics to aid the NCCE in its civic education delivery. The vehicles are for the NCCE’s permanent use.
At a brief handing over ceremony in Accra, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, endorsed NCCE’s capacity to engage citizens on COVID-19, to correct the myths and disbelief associated with the global pandemic.
The Chairman of NCCE, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah was full of praise for the managers of the Fund, H.E. the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo Addo and the people of Ghana for supporting the Commission’s work.
‘The way this funding was structured ensured that every aspect of our communication, community engagements and all other aspects that allow us or give us that capacity to go out there is catered for and I would like to express my gratitude to the Trust Fund for this donation. With the help that we have received so far, today there is news of us entering shrines, crossing rivers, going into the real hinterlands to reach vulnerable groups to give them much needed education and support. Some of our strategies have changed to accommodate the new normal and they would continue to change to respond to the needs and necessities of the time’, she added.