Project Management Institute Ghana Supports Government in Fighting the COVID 19 Pandemic
Project Management Institute Ghana, the third largest Chapter in Africa has geared up in support of the fight against the deadly pandemic COVID19.
Today, April 24, 2020 the President of the Project Management Institute Ghana, Ms. Jumoke Lafenwa and her team supplied healthcare and personal protective equipment totalling GHC35,000.00 to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Accra.
The PMI Ghana President noted that, the Institute was alarmed to support the two institutions mainly due to the roles they played in the community. Astronomic increase in cases resulting from the lockdown imposed by the government and the apparent lack of protective gears at the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit and the Ga East Municipal Hospital having been declared as a dedicated isolation center for the COVID19 victims. According to the President. PMI Ghana; One of its most valuable assets is the ‘Community’. Ms. Jumoke Lafenwa indicated that, since government cannot do it alone, we are duty bound as project management professionals to collaborate with the frontline institutions to help safeguard communities (i.e. Our world today is a result of the people in the community, a better world tomorrow would also be borne out of the people in the community).
She further stated that, the gesture is to complement government’s efforts at stopping the spread of the virus in the country.
The items supplied include disposable gowns, face masks, tissues, head covers, non-contact thermometers and advanced Veronica Buckets.
The PMI Ghana President added that, the institute is open and willing to offer more support to the government in the areas of managing the pandemic and other disasters through careful planning, effective project management and post disaster recovery support programs. Additionally, she stated that, the Institute is equipped with an unmatched professional resource from every sector or industry which is helping and ready to assist governments in delivering exceptional value solutions across all sectors of the economy.
C/Supt. Ms. Owususaa Kyeremeh, Director of DOVVSU (Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit) received the items on behalf of the Police Unit with expression of appreciation to the Project Management Institute Ghana She stated that, the items would be put to good use adding that investigators cannot go out to protect others without first protecting themselves”.
Dr. Ebenezer Oduro Mensah, a member of the COVID-19 Management Team at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, lauded PMI Ghana for the gesture, and cautioned Ghanaians not to think that the disease does not exist simply because they’re not seeing physically sick people.
He called on the public to abide by all health practices and measures approved by the Public Health Division of the Ghana Health Service including social distancing and regular hand washing under running water.