The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) recently donated 1000 reusable masks to the Mayor and Town Council of Lethem and an additional 500 to Nappi Village, to assist the township’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.

GTT’s Chief Marketing Officer, Orson Ferguson, personally visited the community to deliver the masks to the Council. He indicated the importance of ensuring everyone remains safe during these unprecedented times and highlighted GTT’s myriad of actions in supporting this effort.

“We continue to do all that is necessary to ensure everyone has the means to be masked up. The distribution of masks is just one way that GTT contributes to combating COVID-19 ; we have also donated hygienic hampers to several healthcare organizations and continue to provide doctors and nurses with a free mobile plan on a monthly basis. Our nation’s education sector has also received our support, as we joined the effort to support online learning,” Ferguson shared.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the council was Deputy Mayor, Debra King, who expressed gratitude to GTT for the timely donation.

“These masks will be allocated to Council Members who will then have the responsibility to further distribute to the residents of the municipality of Lethem. We have engaged many organizations like GTT since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, and are continually grateful for each contribution,” Deputy Mayor King said.

She added that GTT’s donation would assist the ongoing efforts of the municipality to provide masks to residents.
In the 30 years of GTT’s existence, the company continues to contribute to the development and wellness of communities – their contributions throughout the current pandemic continues to reflect this
commitment as they live out their corporate theme of ‘togetherness’.

The donation comes at a time when several Caribbean countries including Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have confirmed cases of COVID variant, which health officials have considered as being deadlier. It is already wreaking havoc in Guyana’s continental neighbour, Brazil. The Washington Post has reported that the Brazilian city that ‘hatched’ the new variant has been crushed by it.


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