All the seventy-eight (78) markets in the Bono East Region yesterday had their turn in the national emergency disinfection exercise as part of government’s efforts to hold the spread of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
The exercise was organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), in conjunction with the National Mosquito Control Programme, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group.
The Bono East Regional Minister, Mr. Kofi Amoakohene and his Deputy, Martin Oti Gyarko, Member of Parliament for Techiman North, were present to monitor the exercise.
There were numerous of security personnel from the Army, Police, Fire Service, Immigration and the Ambulance who were equally present to ensure law and order and also the success of the exercise.
The Regional Minister commended the market women and traders for complying with the directive to allow for the disinfection to take place.
According to him, the exercise will help in containing the spread of the COVID-19.Adding that it is being done for ‘our own safety and wellbeing.”
Mr. Amoakohene also seized the opportunity to commend President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the government’s plan in fighting the coronavirus.
The exercise began at 6a.m., with the use of chlorine-based chemical to spray the markets.
The markets included Techiman market area, which is one of the biggest markets in the country, Techiman North District market areas, Atebubu-Amentin Municipal markets areas, Kintampo Municipal market areas and Kintampo South Districts markets areas.
Others were Nkoranza Municipal market areas, Nkoranza Noth District market areas Sene West District maket areas, Sene East District market areas, Pru West District market areas and Pru East District market areas.
Mr. Amoakohene applauded all those who took part IN the exercise and urged all to remember the country and the world in prayers to help combat COVID- 1.
He said the whole exercise was aimed at ensuring that the markets were disinfected to protect lives.