Non-essential Public Servants are preparing to distribute PPEs including over 100,000 cloth Masks sewn by mothers and youths in NCD starting Monday the 17th of August 2020.
This join initiative led by Department for Community Development in partnership with Department of Prime Minister and NEC and Department of Personal Management is part of the implementation phase of the COVID-19 Awareness and Community Impact Assessment Plan recently launched by Prime Minister James Marape.
Most mothers engaged in sewing masks are participants of the Informal Sector who are badly affected by covid-19 restrictions in NCD.
Department for Community Development Secretary Anna Bais confirmed that they have over 100,000 masks sewn by mothers and youth in the informal sector space. The informal sector has been hit hard during the lock down.
Many mothers conveyed their heartfelt appreciation to the Marape/Davis Government for recognising their skills and services and including them as active participant in the fight against COVID 19.
At a cost of K5 each is giving half a million to families and communities. The database at the Department for Community Development confirms that more than 500 families will be supported in this exercise.
The team will also distribute Information Brochures on COVID-19, carry out Awareness and Impact Assessment exercise in 41 suburbs and villages in NCD.
This plan covers NCD as a pilot project and after the assessment of NCD impacts, the program will be rolled out to other provinces.
Photos Credit: Department For Community Development and Religion