A 2-day disinfection, fumigation and  cleaning of markets, lorry parks, public toilets and public places exercise has begun in the Volta Region following a stakeholder meeting held in Ho on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

The exercise which is being carried out by Dansworld International Services and its partner, Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, shall see 78 markets across the 18 Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) of the Region disinfected, fumigated and cleaned.

In addition, the exercise shall be extended to all lorry parks, public toilets and public places in the MDAs.

The Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa was at the Ho Central Market with the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive for Ho and representatives of the Security Services at the Regional Level to witness and be part of the commencement of the exercise in the Municipality.

He interacted with the media and indicated that what they were witnessing was phase two of the National Disinfection Exercise under the initiative of the Hon. Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD). 

He pointed out that unlike the phase one which was limited to disinfection of markets, the phase two comprises disinfection, fumigation and cleaning of markets, lorry parks, public toilets and public places. 

I intimated that the exercise would address pest infestation and the  spread of COVID-19 in the affected areas in that it would neutralize the virus that might have settled on surfaces.

Furthermore, I stated that in consultation with the service provider, the Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council and other institutions of State in the Regional Capital, Ho, shall be disinfected and fumigated as part of the exercise.

It would be recalled that following the success of the National Disinfection Exercise of Markets held from March to April 2020 under the auspices of the Hon. Minister for LG&RD acting on the directive of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, H.E. the President has directed the Hon. Minister to ensure quarterly disinfection and fumigation exercises in all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Country are carried out.


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