A delegation of the Volta Caucus in Parliament led by its Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Bedzra, the Hon. Member of Parliament for Ho West called on the Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, at his office in respect of the COVID-19 situation in the Volta Region and its attendants issues.
The delegation had a fruitful discussion with the Hon. Volta Regional Minister. It was agreed that there should be greater coordination among the Municipal and District Chief Executives, and the Hon. Members of Parliament with regard to interventions and logistics provided.
It was also agreed that there would be greater collaboration between the Regional Co-ordinating Council and the Regional Directorate of Ghana Health Service on one hand and the Hon. Members of Parliament on the other hand.
Furthermore, it was agreed that the Hon. Volta Regional Minister visit some towns such as Aflao and Germeni to make an appeal to the youth to observe the Directives from H.E the President, and the Ghana Health Service relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
The delegation recommended that some relief packages in the form of water and food be provided vulnerable communities including the border communities. The recommendation was to be communicated to government.
It was also agreed that the Hon. Volta Regional Minister and the delegation visit and interact with owners of facilities being used as quarantine centres in the Region.
The delegation was grateful for the opportunity to hold the meeting and the courtesy extended to it. The Chairman stated the meeting would serve as a pacesetter in the country.
Hon. Volta Regional Minister equally happy about the meeting, and entreated the Volta Caucus in Parliament to assist government by educating their constituents on the virus, the directives and protocols to follow.
He indicated that the Traditional Authority in the Region had been helpful in efforts to contain the virus situation.
Dr. Letsa concluded that the meeting was the beginning of series of meetings towards ensuring the welfare of the people of the Region, and the development of the Region as whole.
Other members of the delegation were Mr. Rockson Dafeamekpor, Hon. MP for South Dayi; Mr. Gabby Hotorwodze, Hon. MP for Central Tongu; Madam Dela Sowah, Hon. MP for Kpando; and Ms. Dzifa Gomashie, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Ketu South who represented the Hon. MP for the Ketu South.
In attendance were the Regional Director of Health who briefed the delegation on the virus situation in the Region, the Regional Commander of the Ghana Police Service, the Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment, and the Regional Security Liaison Officer.
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