VR Minister Defends Covid-19 Measures

VR Minister Dr. A.Y. Letsa

Volta Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has said concerned authorities cannot stay aloof for people to disregard the protocols and public control measures needed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said all the assemblies were doing their best to ensure that the fight against the pandemic continued unabated.

Speaking at the launch  of the regional disinfection of public places at the Ho Central Market in the Volta Regional capital, the minister said the exercise which constituted phase two of the national disinfection programme was being done as part of government’s measures to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

About 78 markets, together with lorry parks, public toilets and other public places were involved in the exercise. Prior to the exercise, there was a massive clean-up operation led by Dansworld International Services International Limited (DISL), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) at the regional capital.

The minister said government, through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and other ministries, was committed to winning the battle against Covid-19 and the region was supporting the effort.

Dr. Letsa appealed to the people in the region to always endeavour to comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols and admitted that it was difficult ensuring social/physical distancing, especially in the markets, although the assemblies were doing their best possible to enforce the protocols.

“We are also trying to enforce the wearing of nose masks across the region as part of efforts to control the spread of the virus in the Volta Region,” the minister stressed.

For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of DISL, Bernard Danso Ntow, described as excellent the partnership between his outfit and ZGL in the fight against poor sanitation.

According to him, their scope of work which would span three days involved fumigation, disinfection and huge clean-up operation in the markets and public places.

While describing the phase two of the exercise as good, he, however, indicated that they would improve upon it in the second phase.

Mr.  Ntow, therefore, advised particularly the market women to observe the Covid-19 preventive protocols, saying “yes disinfection against the virus is good, but my advice to our market women is that they should continue to observe all the WHO prescribed Covid-19 safety protocols.”


From Fred Duodu, Ho