…as Oti Region benefits from 3rd phase of nationwide markets disinfection
Markets, lorry parks, toilet facilities and other public places in the Oti Region have benefitted from the third phase of the ongoing markets disinfection.
The exercise is part of measures adopted by central government through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and its partner Zoomlion to contain the continuous spread of COVID-19.
Speaking to the media on the event’s sidelines, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kadjebi in the newly-created Oti Region, Mr. Maxwell Kofi Asiedu, said the district has begun a campaign of educating the people on how to strictly renew their commitment to observing the safety protocols of COVID-19.
According to the DCE, when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the easing of restrictions the people also relaxed; but “now that the cases are increasing we are going to intensify our education”.
Mr. Asiedu made these statements at Kadjebi during the third phase of disinfection for markets and public places.
He said as a way of enforcing safety protocols the district will first embark on education, after which will follow strict enforcement.
The DCE said, because of the continuous disinfection of markets and public places by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resource with it partner Zoomlion Ghana Limited: “The exercises have been helpful; because since the original spread of COVID-19 started, Kadjebi district has not recorded any outbreak of the virus,” he stated.
Mr. Asiedu said the disinfection and fumigation exercises have succeeded in killing and driving out mice and other pests from the market and public places.
In all, six markets of Kadjebi district such as Kadjebi, Poase Cement, Dodi Papase, Ahamasu, Dodo Amanfrom and Wawaso were disinfected, as well as toilets, courts and lorry parks.
The Assemblyman for Dubonku Electoral Area, Mr. Isaac Abavon said: “Because the virus is still living with us, we must continue to obey and respect the various safety protocols”.
Mr. Abavon said the fumigation and disinfection exercises carried out by government “have created alertness and awareness of the need to observe the safety protocols of regular handwashing, wearing face masks, sanitising our hands and avoid touching our mouths, noses and eyes with our hands”.
He called on his people to always wear a face mask and follow the various safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19.