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Hon. Sam Pyne presenting a certificate to Dr Mrs Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on behalf of the President H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday 17th July, 2023 presented awards to 916frontline workers in honour of their dedicated service in their line of duty during the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The nation-wide Presidential Awards was instituted by the President H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reward hardworking frontline workers from the Health,Security, and allied Services whose selfless work inured in the fight againstCovid-19 in the country.

Speaking during the presentation, the Metro Coordinating Director, Mr. Francis Dwira-Darko noted that the President deemed it necessary to honour such health workers and others in the metropolis for their unflinching service during the pandemic.

Hon. Samuel Pyne, The Metro Chief Executive in his address said the Presidential Awards were to honour dedicated workers who sacrificed themselves in the fight against the deadly pandemic, citing the huge number of deaths of some frontline workers who died in their line of duty. 



The Mayor in a group photograph with the frontline workers

Hon.Samuel Pyne, bemoaned the stigma that characterized the Covid-19 pandemic and commended the frontline workers for their patriotism and being in the forefront in the fight against the pandemic.

He said, in total, there were 916 deserving frontline workers in the metropolis with the breakdown as follows; Suntreso Government Hospital (39), Kumasi Central Prisons (8), Ghana Ambulance Service (8), KATH (722), Manhyia Hospital(49), Metro Health Directorate (11), TUC Isolation Centre (37) and Kumasi Children's Hospital (42).

On behalf of the President, he congratulated the awardees for their dedicated service to the people of Kumasi and was with the hope that they will continue to be patriotic in their future endeavors.

Hon. Sam Pyne subsequently advised the public that, though the WHO has declared that Covid is no more, they should continue to adhere to some of the protocols such as the use of hand sanitizers, wearing of face mask in polluted areas, and keeping their environment clean to avert the outbreak of diseases such as cholera among others.

Dr Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, the Metro Health Director, expressed appreciation to the awardees for their hard work during the pandemic, saying they deserved the Presidential Awards. She said by dint of their patriotic service, the metropolis as at 2023 had only 13 post cases. She promised the President that they will not relent in their efforts in their future line of duty.


Hon. Sam Pyne presenting a certificate to Dr Mrs Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu

The Mayor in a group photograph with the frontline workers

Hon. Sam Pyne presenting a certificate to Dr Mrs Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu

The Mayor in a group photograph with the frontline workers

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