Insurance group, Hollard Ghana, has presented personal protective equipments (PPEs) to the Western Region Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to support efforts by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
The donation was done as part of an ongoing awareness campaign on regional radio and television.
Presenting the items at a short ceremony in Takoradi, the Regional Branch Manager of Hollard Ghana, Mr Isdor Oheneba, observed that the GPRTU was a vital player in the transportation industry.
"We believe equipping them with nose masks and hand sanitisers will ensure that their drivers are protected while providing essential public transportation services.
"In turn, this will safeguard their passengers and curtail the spread of the COVID-19,” he said.
Receiving the items, the GPRTU Advisor, Mr George Senkyere, thanked Hollard Ghana for the kind gesture and promised the PPE will be utilised properly.
“We’re grateful to Hollard for thinking about our safety at this time. In addition to the PPEs, we shall continue to enforce the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 safety directives to wash hands frequently, reduce the number of passengers per bus and insist on mask-wearing.”
COVID-19 awareness campaign
Further to Hollard Ghana’s efforts to fight against COVID-19 in the Western Region, the insurance company has embarked on a public awareness campaign hosted on West Gold 106.3 FM and Sky TV.
The campaign features engagements with radio presenters, resource persons, and callers with tips and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on COVID-19 to dispel misconceptions and share precautionary measures. Listeners who correctly answer questions on COVID-19 safety protocols are rewarded with PPEs.Free COVID-19 Cover for all existing and new customers.
The PPE donation and awareness campaign comes as Hollard Ghana’s Life Insurance subsidiary, Hollard Life Assurance announced a free COVID-19 cover for all its existing and new customers on individual and group policies.
Hollard Ghana combines its deep local knowledge of the market with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand. With feet firmly planted on the Ghanaian soil but Headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customised to the unique risks Ghanaians face.
Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which operated in Ghana for over 25 years.