A scene during the donation
As part of the government’s efforts at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, with support from Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, has donated some items to be distributed to all markets in the Upper East Region.
The items included Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, tissues, liquid soap, nose masks, hand gloves and dustbins.
The ministry expects leaders of the beneficiary markets in the region to position them at vantage points for use by the traders and other persons who visit the market frequently.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage, who did a symbolic handover to some chief executives, said the items should be made available to the leaders of the markets and also get the public to start using them as soon as possible.
According to the regional minister, the gestures by government and Zoomlion Ghana Ltd are in line with experts’ recommendations and measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
She warned the market women against the temptation of keeping the items at home, adding every Ghanaian must show commitment to the measures put in place by government to end the spread in the country.
At the handover ceremony, some of the market women were taken through basic hand washing techniques and are expected to transfer the knowledge to other women in their respective markets.
The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Winfred Ofosu, admonished the market women to take precautionary measures by frequently washing their hands, maintaining personal hygiene and practising the recommended social distancing.
The market women promised to do everything possible to support government efforts at curbing the spread.
FROM: Ebo Bruce-Quansah, Bolgatanga