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Phase II of Regional Disinfection Exercise to begin next week

The Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) has announced that the phase two of the Regional Disinfection Exercise would begin from next week.

The exercise which was directed by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is targeted at disinfecting markets, lorry parks, public toilets and public places in all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in region.

The exercise will commence from Tuesday, July 28th to Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

This was announced at a stakeholder meeting, organised by the VRCC, in collaboration with Dansworld International Service Limited and Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

The meeting was to solicit for views and inputs as well as suggestions and criticisms, for a smooth exercise.

In an address, Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa called on Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives to display leadership qualities by taking charge of ensuring that public places at the asemblies are disinfected.

He said that will help clear any traces of the virus adding that, it would ensure safe environment for the people in the Region.

He said the first phase of the exercise saw to the disinfection of 2,654 private and basic schools as well as 20 tertiary institutions.

The minister emphasized that it is imperative for all to adhere to all saftey protocols as that will decrease the rate of spread of the virus.

The second phase of the nationwide disinfection exercise will end on August 2, 2020.

The Volta and Oti regions will be disinfected on July 28, while Eastern Region will have its turn on July 30, 2020.

The Ashanti and Western North regions from today have already commenced theirs, and will be followed by Ahafo, Bono East and Bono regions on July 23 and 24.

The North East, Upper East and Upper West will follow on July 25, while Savanna and Northern regions will be disinfected on July 26.

Again, the exercise will end in Central and Western Regions.

By Agnes Melissa Yovo |


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