Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic… ‘We Must Not Be Complacent!’

Story: Ato KEELSON,



Oti Regional Minister, Nana Kwasi Owusu Yeboa, has cautioned residents of the region against any complacency in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Oti Region is amongst the regions in the country that was yet to record its first COVID-19 case.


That, according to Nana Owusu Yeboah, should not be a reason for Oti residents to celebrate.


The regional minister gave the caution while speaking to journalists when his region had its turn of the national emergency disinfection exercise.  In all about one hundred markets were disinfected in the Oti Region, one of the new regions created by the Akufo-Addo administration.


The nationwide disinfection of markets exercise is aimed across the country, organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), a subsidiary of the Jospong Group, is aimed at containg the spread of the coronavirus and also ensure the markets are healthy for business.


Rather, Nana Owusu Yeboa called on his residents to be actively involved, and also there strictly to the WHO safety protocols on the coronavirus. He also encouraged Oti residents to religiously adhere to the safety protocols on the COVID-19.


Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East, Honourable Michael Yaw Gyato, who was present to monitor the exercise and whose constituency Oti Region falls under, advised the residents many of whom are farmers to go to their farms more as part of the social distancing measure to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.


He used the opportunity to thank President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo initiative. He also urged the residents to ensure that they strictly comply with all the safety protocols on the coronavirus.


For his part, the Municipal Chief Executive for Krachi East, Patrick Charty Jilima, indicated residents of Oti were adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols. However, he stressed that his outfit will intensify education of the COVID-19 safety protocols.

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