The Conference hall of the Port Authority of Douala was today June 19, 2020 filled with numerous cartons of anti covid-19 materials, from the European Union to PAD in the presence of the General Manager, Directors of various services, Head of Departments and the Representatives of the European Union.
The General Manager of the Port Authority of Douala recieved these cumbersome gifts from Project WeCAPS as aid in the fight against coronavirus. The gifts which consist of Thermometre IR, protective suits, disinfectants equipments, backpack sprayer, surgical masks, amongst others from the representatives of the Ambassador of the European Union as contribution to the safety of the Port’s personnel towards the pandemic.
On behalf of his collaborators and personnel of PAD, the General Manager expressed his gratitude to the Project WeCAPS, and European Union in general for choosing PAD as a Beneficiary to this precious gesture of solidarity in these difficult times. He acknowledged that this equipments will be very useful for PAD and will undoubtedly contribute to the reinforcement of the response plan that PAD put in place. He reassures the European Union of PAD’s availability to effectively monitor the activities planned within the framework of this project as soon as they are reactive after this Pandemic period.
The Ambassador of the European Union in his address to PAD, also mentioned that this gesture was done to support Port authorities and first responders, enabling them to continue their activities and carry out safety and security missions while respecting ’barrier’ measures. The aim of these actions is to help WeCAPS’ partner Ports to address their urgent needs, enabling them to cope with the urgency of the situation and to maintain their activity operational.
WeCAPS – Western and Central Africa Port Security, a European Union project implemented by Expertise France, which contributes to strengthen the security and safety of West and Central African Ports, is committed to supporting the efforts of Ports in the region to manage and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. Paris, France, May 2020.
In these times when the global threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic has triggered dire consequences for whole societies and nations, the maritime industry is playing an essential role in the response. The support materials by WeCAPS, through Expertise France to enable Port actors have a good defense against COVID-19.