Hygiene equipment vital, can save lives: Official

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BASIC hygiene equipment is vital and can help save lives during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a Goroka official says.
District development authority (DDA) chief executive officer Benson Imara said the consistent and proper use of basic items such as soap, water, hand-washing basins and towels could save lives.
Imara said this during a World Vision’s presentation of portable hand-washing taps, tarpaulins, two portable printers and an over-head projector to the district office on Monday.
“We are having a lockdown in Goroka as we are hit by the Delta variant of the Covid-19 and the portable hand-washing taps are important for schools,” he said.
Imara thanked World Vision and said the portable taps would be given to schools in the district.
He said Goroka MP Aiye Tambua and the DDA made available K50,000 to World Vision to transport the items to Goroka.
World Vision representatives Philemon Nikasimo and Noko Koko Jr presented the equipment to Imara.
Nikasimo said the presentation of the equipment was part of World Vision’s contribution towards the district’s Covid-19 pandemic fight.
They donated 105 portable hand-washing taps and tarpaulins.
Koko Jr said World Vision was committed to humanitarian efforts to support communities, adding that they would continue to partner with Goroka to support its efforts to protect its people during the surge in the Covid-19 cases.

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