Mama Agbaledzokpui II, Queen Mother of Afetefe in the Dzodze Traditional Area has through her foundation donated some COVID-19 PPEs and supplies to market women and five radio stations in Ketu North on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
The supplies included, rolls of disposable paper napkins, gallons of liquid soap, hand sanitizers (produced by the Mama Agbaledzokpui Foundation) and reusable nose masks.
She made these donations as a way of resourcing some providers of essential services in the community.
Although the weather was not favourable that Saturday afternoon, Mama Agbaledzokpui accompanied by members of her foundation, notably Reverend Delight Adjei and Alhaji Bashiru, together with Mama Deza 2019; Miss Rebecca Agbleke, and her runner-up; Miss Jennifer Adorvlo, defied the showers and made their way to the Dzodze market where they made the donations to the market women.
On receiving the PPEs and supplies, the leader of the market women expressed her sincere gratitude to the Queen Mother for remembering them and also recognizing them as essential service providers who are at risk of contracting the virus due to their activities in the market.
Mama Agbaledzokpui II in her presentation of the items, admonished the market women to make good use of the items and also educate them on the safety protocols to be observed in order to prevent the spread of the virus including; washing of hands with soap under running water, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer where necessary, observing safe social distancing in addition to wearing the nose masks at all times when in public or interacting with others.
From the market, the Queen Mother and her team, proceeded to the radio stations where she made similar presentations and appealed to them to intensify the education on the virus, especially the safety precautions to be followed as prescribed by the World Health Organisation, the Ghana Health Service and also as directed by the President of the Republic in his addresses to the nation.
The Queen Mother stated that she acknowledges the role the media plays in the fight against the virus, especially the ability of the stations to reach a larger population through their airwaves.
The radio stations she visited were Denyigba Radio, Fafaa FM, Agboo FM, Dzigbordi FM in Dzodze and Revival Radio at Tadzewu.