Cape Coast, 1st April 2020. - The head of the Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has reiterated that, critical staff of the service are being asked to rotate on weekly basis in order to ensure that they can adhere to social distancing as announced by President Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo.
He said this in an interview with Benjamin Tetteh Nartey on GBC Radio Central, Central Morning Show(CMS) today Wednesday, 1st April 2020.
He explained that the rotational principle works in a situation where there are about 5 or more people in an office, 2 of the staff should come to work for three days in a week while the remaining colleagues come for two days and then reverse the trend the following week. He said all these is being done to ensure social distancing and to protect the staff against COVID-19.
He further added the clogging machine has been put on hold till further notice and his office has directed that, Veronica buckets with water, soap and hand sanitizers must be provided for both staff and any other person who comes to various assemblies to do business.
He continued by explaining further that, the rationale behind why all Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District coordinating directors must be at post in Lockdown areas was to help the executive officers who would be at post to work for government. He added that even situations where these officers cannot be at the office, they must make themselves available whenever they are called upon or needed at the office.
When he was asked that, was he aware that his kit and kin from Elmina normally mass up at the beaches to buy fish, he bemoaned that practice and cautioned that "no one is saying they shouldn't do their fish business but must try hard to observe social distancing".
Dr. Nana Ato Arthur ended his conversation by admonishing Ghanaians to strictly adhere to all the protocols as given by government in order to stay safe
He concluded his interview by saying that all of us should be very careful and stay safe because "COVID-19 is no respecter of person and that in some countries prominent citizens have been infected with the virus".