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Area council distributes protective gears to health labourers

Aug 18, 2015, 10:14 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Kerewan Area Council (KAC) recently distributed protective gears, masks, gloves, raincoats and boots worth D100,000 to revenue collectors and health labourers in the North Bank Region.

The items were distributed to health labourers in Essau and Farafenni as well as market revenue collectors in Barra and Farafenni, and revenue collectors and staff at Kerr Pateh village lumo.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the distribution exercise, chief executive officer of KAC, Seedy Touray, said the provision of the protective gears is to protect and promote the health and safety of workers.

He said KAC values the welfare of workers “that is why the management never relent in ensuring that workers are taken care of” to improve efficiency in service delivery.

Alasan Keita, director of planning at KAC, said the provision of items would contribute immensely to proper handling of waste by health labourers and enhance the health of workers.

Mr Keita urged the beneficiaries to take proper care of the materials to ensure longevity.

Lamin Dampha, market master at Farafenni Market, said the items would strengthen the service delivery of revenue collectors and health labourers.

“The items would improve daily collection and would contribute to the reduction of environmental health hazards,” he said.

The Farafenni market master expressed gratitude to the management of KAC for the foresight and support in promoting the health and welfare of workers.

Revenue collector Kaddy Dibba, and health labourer Lamin Faye all expressed their appreciation of the support of KAC while assuring the management of their unreserved commitment to the work to continuously improve the council’s operation.