A meeting between the Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee and the Volta Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been held in Ho.
The Caucus was led by its leader, Hon. Emmanuel K. Bedzrah. Other MPs present were Lawyer Rockson Dafeamekpor, Hon. Dela Sowah, Hon Gabby Hotorwodze and the Parliamentary Candidate for Ketu South, Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie. The meeting was to brief them on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region and forge strong ties to confront the situation.
The host, the Regional Minister, Hon. Archibald Letsa expressed his gratitude to all the MPs for their support to the Volta response team through their respective constituencies.
The meeting came to a consensus on the following: *better collaboration between MPs and their MMDCE's *the regional response team will liaise more with the leadership of the Parliamentary Caucus *to assist with the management of markets to avoid crowding in this period and ensure the Socioeconomic status of the region is not distorted.
As a way of getting the markets to still run, it was suggested that the existing markets are expanded and traders spread out across the various football park and open spaces.
The Minister explained further that all of this is being put in place to ensure that the fight against the Corona Virus is won.
He re-emphasized the point that the Virus is no respecter of persons, even more, not a respecter of party colours, supporting the need to collectively tackle this disease.
Speaking on behalf of the Volta Caucus, the South Danyi MP, Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, expressed his worry about the continuous disregard for directives by taxi drivers, motorbike riders to reduce the number of passengers they were to take. He cautioned that if this persisted the battle will be more difficult and urges the authorities to enforce the directive of the government. On the closure of the borders, he appealed to the drivers and riders to observe the restriction Protocols and observe social/physical distancing.
He encouraged more education on frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers where there is no running water.
The Committee will review all decisions after 3 months.