Telecommunications giant AirtelTigo has supported the ongoing ‘Mask4All’ campaign with 5,000 pieces of face masks for the underprivileged persons.

In a press release copied to JoyNews, said the move is to support government’s efforts at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

This comes after a courtesy call for support of the ‘Mask4All’ initiative by the Coalition of Event Managers and Suppliers, to support the distribution of free masks to the underprivileged.

Chief Executive Officer of AirtelTigo, Murthy Chaganti while presenting the items, said “Covid-19 has changed the world as we know it. It has also made us realize that we have to win this battle against the virus together.”

“We salute the initiative from the Coalition of Event Managers and Suppliers to give masks to the underprivileged.  AirtelTigo requests all to join hands in this noble initiative and help the underprivileged get access to masks that can prevent the spread of the virus,” Chaganti said.

He also indicated that the face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, will help slow the spread of the virus.

The spokesperson for the Coalition, Kabutey Ocansey, said: “AirtelTigo has just demonstrated its commitment to the wellbeing of the people of Ghana in supporting the Mask4All initiative”.

“We sincerely appreciate their contribution of 5,000 masks and entreat other Corporate Institutions and individuals to follow their worthy example as protecting the vulnerable among us against Covid-19 is protecting ourselves.”