Governor-General Sir Rodney Williams presented $7,000 worth of hand sanitizers to the Minister of Social Transformation, Human Resource Development and The Blue Economy, Dean Jonas.
This initiative was undertaken in response to a request from Minister Samantha Marshall.
The items were donated by the Mill Reef Fund and are intended for use by the 160 caregivers in the Ministry of Social Transformation who regularly attend to the elderly in need across the nation.
Sir Rodney commented on the importance of strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, which includes the frequent use of hand sanitizer — especially in cases where caregivers are required to interact with older citizens who are at high risk for contracting the disease.
Minister Jonas expressed his appreciation to the Governor General and the Mill Reef Fund and noted that the receipt of these items was very timely.