COVID-19 Fight: Our airports are safe – travellers reassured


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Emma Akyea-Boakye, has reassured travellers that the country’s airports are safe.

She gave the assurance when Tamale Airport had its turn with the third-phase exercise of airport disinfection in the country. According to her, the exercise has become necessary because very soon the country will switch into the Christmas festive mood, which will see an influx of travellers all over the terminals.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic still lurking around, if we do this disinfection we are sure that we have targetted the virus – and probably any bacteria and such vectors around. We therefore reassure our customers who will be passing through the airports and every Ghanaian that the airport is a safe place to go,” she said.

However, Mrs. Akyea-Boakye said in addition to the disinfection, it is imperative that travellers continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols by wearing nose masks and using alcohol-based hand sanitisers. “You should also ensure you have your nose mask and you are keeping up with handwashing and use of the sanitisers,” she added.

She indicated that her outfit has already disinfected the Kotoka International and Kumasi Airports. The Tamale exercise touched every corner of the airport. In all, six areas were covered in the two-hour exercise.

Those areas were the Terminal Block, Generator House, the Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGLs 1, 2 & 3), and the VIP Block. The rest were the Security Booths and the Fire Stations. A total of 20 sprayers were deployed by Zoomlion to undertake the exercise.

On his part, the Northern Regional Manager-Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Peter Dawuni, reiterated that it is key for the country to continue with the initiative of disinfecting all public places to keep the citizenry safe from the virus. “It is along this line that Zoomlion has partnered with the Ministry of Aviation to undertake regular disinfections in the country’s airports,” he said.

He reminded Ghanaians that COVID-19 exists, adding that the surest way of protecting oneself against the virus is to continue observing the protocols. Mr. Dawuni also used the opportunity to encourage corporate organisations to call on Zoomlion to come and disinfect their facilities against the pandemic. “Our doors are open 24/7, and we have the capacity to embark on any disinfection exercises,” he assured.

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