The exercise, which was part of the central government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19), was organised by the the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), in conjunction with the National Mosquito Control Programme, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group.
They included Techiman market, which is one of the biggest markets in Ghana, Techiman North District market areas, Atebubu-Amentin Municipal market areas, Kintampo Municipal market areas and Kintampo South District markets areas.
Others were Nkoranza Municipal market areas, Nkoranza Noth District market areas, Sene West District maket areas, Sene East District market areas, Pru West District market areas, Pru East District market areas among others.
The Bono East Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Amoakohene, and his deputy, Martin Oti Gyarko, Member of Parliament for Techiman North, were present to monitor the exercise.
The regional minister commended the market women and traders for complying with the central government’s directive to vacate the place for the disinfection exercise.
According to him, the essence of the exercise was to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and for the wellbeing of patrons and the traders.
Mr Amoakohene also used the opportunity to applaud the efforts of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Ghana quest to battle the coronavirus.
The exercise began at 6:00 a.m., with the use of chlorine-based chemical to spray the markets.
Security personnel from the Police, Army Fire Service, Immigration and Ambulance Service personnel, were deployed to monitor the exercise.
And equally providing support were members of the various Municipal Assembly Task forces.
After the exercise, which lasted for about five hours, Mr Amoakohene, who was elated, thanked all those who participated.
He said the whole exercise was aimed at ensuring that the markets were disinfected to protect lives.