H.E Gregory Andrews, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana has on Wednesday, February 10 2020 took the streets of some communities in Accra to give away some face masks to help aid the COVID 19 protocols.
As part of the exercise, he and his team and friends from Basics International used the opportunity to sensitize and educate the general public on the proper usage of the face mask.
In a post made by the High Commissioner on Facebook, he noted “ I will sleep very well tonight after handing out hundreds of face masks and teaching people to use them safely with the help of my team and friends from BASICS International today in Chokor. I know Australians will be happy too. They will be pleased that the taxes they have paid and entrusted to the Australian Government are making a difference and saving lives here in West Africa. #MaskUp not down Ghana! We can beat COVID 19.’’ Together.
The mask which was made in Ghana with a wallaby fabric from Australia was received by cherished Ghanaians with excitement to help fight Covid 19.
It would be recalled that this gesture is just one of the many impact trails Mr. Gregory has embarked upon including his appearance at the famous World Clean Up Day where he jumped into a pool of water covered with waste to lead the way for the clean-up organized by Let’s Do It Ghana
Background of the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana
Mr. Andrews is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was most recently Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch. He has previously served overseas as First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Beijing.
In Australia Mr. Andrews has served as the Threatened Species Commissioner, Department of Environment and Energy; Senior Adviser, Office of the Minister for the Environment; Assistant Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy; CEO, Indigenous Community Volunteers; and Assistant Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs.
Mr. Andrews holds a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from the Australian National University; and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle.
Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-Government of Australia.