An Online Platform known as “Bokwoango Connection” has launched operation “Put on a Mask” aimed at equipping their population to better prevent, fight the Coronavirus pandemic, with face masks.
On Monday, May 11, under the umbrella of the forum, the sons and daughters of Bokwoango, Nanga and Likoko Membia villages donated over 6,000 masks and other items to the population and medical personnel. These donation capitalize on fighting Covid-19.
While receiving the donation on behalf of his people, HRH Chief Elkana Molua Messe of Bokwoango village, appreciated the gesture of the association which he described as “True Children of the Land” and hoped the gift will aid efforts already put in place to ensure the safety of its indigenes.
Hon. Malomba Esembe, MP for Buea Urban Constituency and member of the platform, sensitized the population about the killer virus and ways of prevention.
The young MP told News Upfront that their donation is timely and essential in keeping the Community free of Covid-19.
The population were reminded on the importance of washing their hands regularly, told to wear face masks always, go out only when necessary and strictly observe other Anti-Covid-19 barrier measures such as social distancing.
The anti-Covid-19 gifts were extended to the Bokwoango Health Centre, the lone medical facility for the 3 villages as well as the Buea Regional Hospital.
Faced with challenges of managing the pandemic, Dr. Martin Mokake, Director of Buea Regional Hospital disclosed that the consignment came at the nick of time haven ran short of personal protective equipment.
“We promise to make use of this gifts and involve the community to fight covid-19,” Dr Mokake averred.
The Buea Regional Hospital and Limbe General Hospital are the lone health facilities that treat Covid-19 patients with over a dozen cases recorded in the Southwest Region.
By Macwalter Njapteh