The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) will disinfect 369 markets in Eastern, Oti and Volta Regions on Saturday, April 4.
The exercise is to help Ministry coordinate with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to enhance the conditions of hygiene in markets across the country.
In a press statement, the sector minister Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama indicated that a number of activities have been initiated including the disinfection of markets, public education and sensitization of market women on COVID-19.
She urges the general public to take note of the disinfection of Two Hundred and forty-six (246) markets in Eastern Region, sixty (60) markets in Oti Region and sixty-Three (63) markets in Volta Region on Saturday, 4th April 2020.
She urges MMDAs to collaborate with Market Queens and leaders to close all markets in their jurisdiction on Saturday, 4th April 2020 as these markets will be opened for businesses on Sunday, 5th April 2020.
Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama requested the cooperation of the general public especially traders and all persons conducting businesses in the markets, in this all-important exercise.