The Zongo Development Fund indicated that the main objectives of the engagement was to collaborate with the Chiefs to ensure that their following adhered to the COVID-19 safety measures and observed the social distancing protocols.
The meeting was also to ensure that the chiefs facilitated the education through their youth leaders who are on the ground in their various communities to the populace.
Addressing the Chiefs, Real Admiral (Rtd) Muniru Tahiru, Board Chairman of the ZoDF explained that the Fund was well positioned to collaborate with Chiefs, Imams and opinion leaders to fight the COVID-19 with a well-structured, informative and professional lines.
He said the ZoDF will use the Chiefs who are the symbols of Authority in their various communities to enforce the safety measures such as regular hand washing and use of hand sanitizers, the wearing of nose masks and avoidance of handshakes.
Real Admiral Tahiru said the ZoDF was producing 200,000 pieces of hand sanitizers and liquid soaps and one million nose masks to be distributed to 40,000 households in Zongo Communities, adding, "ZoDF had already distributed some essentials and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the people of Kasoa and Accra in the Central and Greater Accra Regions respectively.
Chief Imoro Baba Issah, Chairman of the Ayawaso Zongo Chiefs expressed their resolve to collaborate with the ZoDF to achieving their goal of fighting the COVID-19 in zongo communities.
He said Chiefs were in a better position to enforce the safety protocols with the support of government and its agencies like the ZoDF.
He gave the assurance that the chiefs would shoulder the responsibility to achieve the needed results.