LCB Worldwide Ghana moves to curb COVID-19 at Rawlings funeral
LCB Worldwide Ghana Limited, together with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has initiated moves to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the nation mourns the passing of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
For a start, it disinfected the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) where the funeral of the former president is being held.
The company has also mounted state-of-the-art disinfection tunnels at the funeral grounds to ensure that all visitors to the grounds are disinfected before they enter the premises.
The walk-through tunnels have been set up in such a way that guests who arrive at the funeral grounds have to walk through them while the organic chemicals are sprayed on them as they move.
The disinfection comes in handy, especially during this period when the spread of COVID-19 is on the high and the fact that the late President’s funeral is expected to attract huge number of guests and sympathisers from all walks of life.
The Chief Executive Officer of LCB Worldwide Ghana Limited, Mr Kareem Abu, in brief interaction with the media said the gesture was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“We have been at the forefront of helping and doing our best to combat this deadly pandemic since last year and we are not relenting. We carried out several disinfection exercises, especially in hotels which were used as holding centres for persons who tested positive for the virus. Unfortunately, the disease has returned even deadlier than the first time. As a company, we believe we owe the Ghanaian people a duty to lend a hand in these critical moments. We have made it a duty to ensure that we contribute to a successful funeral for our late statesman,” he added.
Mr Kareem added that the company would carry out the exercise throughout the duration of the funeral.
The former president passed away on November 12, 2020, after a brief illness at the age of 73.
The state has drawn up an elaborate four-day funeral celebration for Mr Rawlings from January 24 to January 27.
LCB Worldwide specialises in Prevention Solutions and Disease Control at Airports, Ports and Border crossings.
The company applies its proprietary disinfection delivery systems to control and kill infectious pathogens on humans, clothing, surfaces, baggage, cargo, containers, conveyors, goods and postal parcels by direct exposure to chemical or physical agents.