A  stakeholder meeting has been held at the Skyplus Hotel Ho on the implementation of  Phase Two of the National Disinfection, Fumigation and Cleaning of Markets, Lorry Parks, Public Toilets and Public Places in Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Volta Region.

The Phase Two shall be carried out in the eighteen (18) Municipal and District Assemblies of the Volta Region from Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:00 am.

The meeting saw the participation of Hon. Municipal and District Chief Executives, Representatives of Security Services, Transportation Unions, National Disaster Management Organization, and the Regional Coordinating Council.

Other participants included members of the media and Dansworld International Services, the service provider which shall be carrying out the phase two with its partner, Zoomlion Ghana Ltd.

The Phase Two follows an earlier exercise initiated from March to April 2020 by the Hon. Minister for Local Government and Rural Development in line with the directive of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana.

The Phase Two is being carried out as implementation of the President’s further directive that the Minister ensure quarterly disinfection, fumigation and cleaning of markets, lorry parks, public toilets and public places.

While addressing the meeting, the Hon. Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa  expressed the appreciation of the Regional Coordinating Council to the stakeholders for the success of the disinfection exercise carried out in market centres across the Region on 4th April 2020. He indicated that without their cooperation and support the exercise could not have achieved its intended purpose.

He therefore entreated them to ensure the success of the Phase Two.

In particular, he entreated the Hon. Municipal and District Chief Executives to mobilise their staff and the people within their jurisdiction to participate in the exercise.

Stakeholders made great suggestions  at the meeting to ensure the success of the Phase Two.

It is important to state that the disinfection and fumigation exercises are geared towards improving safety and reducing the spread of COVID-19.


Public Relations Unit