Markets at Kasoa and Nsawam last week tasted the national disinfection exercise as part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
It was organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, in conjunction with the National Mosquito Control Programme, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group.
The Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, and a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Kwasi Boateng Agyei, were present to monitor the exercise.
There some agitations between some of the traders and organisers of the exercise.
According to the Awutu Senya East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Michael Mensah, the traders were advised adequately to give some space for the disinfection exercise to be carried out.
He said that he personally met most of the traders to explain the rationale of the exercise to them.
That notwithstanding, he said the traders still returned to sell in the markets when the spraying was ongoing.
On restricted movement, Mr Mensah categorically said that it would be enforced and that 15 police checkpoints would be mounted at vantage places leading to Kasoa to check infiltration.
The exercise began at 6: a.m., with the use of chlorine-based chemical to spray the markets. Police personnel were present to monitor the exercise.