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12.05.2020 Opinion

Tano South Municipal Assembly Holds Sensitization On COVID 19

By Barnie K. Agyeman || Municipal Info. Officer
Tano South Municipal Assembly Holds Sensitization On COVID 19
LISTEN MAY 12, 2020

A stakeholders' meeting to outline plans and modalities to implement the President's directives of combating coronavirus has been held in the aforementioned municipality.

The programme was attended by the MCE for Tano South Municipality, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi, the Presiding Member Hon. Asare Antwi, the municipal coordinating director, Mr. Ayambire Akaditi, DSP James Tei, the Municipal Police Commander, Nananom, Assembly members, and some Heads of Department.

Addressing the gathering, the Municipal Chief Executive for Tano South, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi thanked participants for their prompt response to the meeting and said following the outbreak of the disease, several engagements have been held at national and regional levels and it is prudent for the assembly to do the same to combat the disease in the municipality.

Hon. Takyi stated that the municipal and public health service has put a number of measures in place to manage and prevent the spread of the virus in the Municipality. He urged members especially the Traditional rulers (Nananom) who hold much authority to enforce some of the directives of the president to ensure the disease finds no place in the Municipality.

Hon. Takyi said plans have been put in place to sensitize the public on the disease to ensure the public adhere to the COVID - 19 preventive measures. He advised the social distancing measures should be strictly adhered to in mass transit systems and public gatherings.

The Municipal Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Pater Asare said the public health measures to manage suspected cases and identification of isolation center have been done by the directorate and called all to support the Assembly to fight against the disease.

He urged members to adhere to the personal Hygiene etiquettes such as Hand Washing, using of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, coughing into tissue paper, covering of nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing among others.

Dr. Asare said Government has provided the Health sector with some logistics such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), diagnostic equipment, thermometer, sample taking devices and medicines.

Nana Fosu Boadi who represented Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, Omanhene of Bechem Traditional Council said, COVID-19 outbreak could affect anyone irrespective of his or her ethnicity, colour, religion, age, political affiliation among others and urged all and sundry to devoid from discriminating persons affected by a coronavirus.

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