Zoomlion Ghana Limited is set to disinfect all public and private educational institutions, and military facilities and installations in the Western Region, over the next three weeks.
The mass disinfection exercise has become necessary as government intensifies the combat on the novel coronavirus in the country. In all, a total of 1,808 public and private schools and 13 military facilities in the region will have all surfaces disinfected with WHO recommended concentrations of chlorine.
The Myhaung Barracks, Airforce Base Takoradi, Western Naval Command, 2nd Military Police Detach, Ghana Naval Supply Depot, 2nd Medical Reception Station, West Tanokrom Officers Quarters, Airport Ridge Bungalows, Kweikuma Naval Barracks, Adiembra Officers Mess, are among the 13 security institutions that will be disinfected.
Western Region Manager of the company, Alhaji Abdulai Abdallah at the launch of the exercise at the Residence of the Western Regional Minister, stressed Zoomlion’s commitment towards ensuring a safer environment for all amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alhaji Abdallah disclosed that a total of 900 sprayers will be deployed to carry out this exercise.
“It is interesting to note that the company will be bringing other partners on board to assist in the execution of the exercise” he added.
The Western Region Minister, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah who launched the exercise emphasized the need to consistently embark on such an exercise. He indicated that fighting the pandemic requires a collective effort, hence the need for all stakeholders to demonstrate their support in eradicating the pandemic.
“All must be involved, from the households to the churches to the mosques, to the markets to all enterprises. Wear a mask when you step out of your home. Ensure social distance and keep washing of hands periodically” he noted.
The Minister added that the Western Regional Co-ordinating Council will be monitoring the exercise and assess its outcome at the various districts.
The region currently has been hit with 778 cases of COVID-19, ranking third among worst hit areas in the country.