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Local Government ministry, Zoomlion embarks on national disinfection exercise to combat coronavirus

Story by: Ebenezer Kofi Amponsah

The ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with Zoomlion Company Ltd have launched National Disinfection Exercise on COVID-19(Corona virus), as part of efforts by Government to help sensitise Ghanaians on the effects and measures of preventing further spread of the global pandemic which has killed thousands of people and plunged several nations into economic difficulties.

The Minister for Local Government and rural development,  Hajia Alima Mahama said the items to be distributed are part of measures put in place by government to help curb the spread of the pandemic.

The items to be distributed to the metropolitan, municipal and Districts Assemblies across the country includes 1000 jumbo tissues, 1000 pieces of face mask, 104 bins, 42 packs of hand sanitizers and 10 soap cartons mask.

The rest are buckets, medicated soaps, and fumigation machines,

According to the sector minister, the items would be distributed to the market centres across the country to fight the spread of the pandemic.

She said ” we are all aware of the current health crisis facing the world and currently recorded in Ghana. We need to step up our effort as a country. We are therefore distributing as many of the things that will help us take precaution especially within these market centres.

The project, which commenced last friday March 2020, in Accra will be replicated in all the other  regions.

The following people will lead the disinfection exercise and sensitisation campaign in the market centres:local Government minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, Gender minister Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Special Intiative Minister, Hawa Koomson, Naa Torshie, Administrator for District Assembly Common Fund and Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Communications Minister,

The Government appointees who took turns to advise the General public on basic precautionary measures and also lead the sensitisation campaign to help prevent the spread of the disease were deployed to Ashaiman, Tema, Accra Central among others

The minister for local Government and rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama in a speech advised Ghanaians to strictly follow all the precautionary measures and health tips recommended by the ministry of Health to prevent further the spread of the disease.

He also lauded Zoomlion for the partnership as they continue to support various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

The disinfection exercise begins at the market centres in Accra on Monday March 22, 2020 and will be replicated in all the market centres nationwide.

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