In line with the Mass Disinfection Exercise being carried out across the country under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa announced at a press conference held at the conference room of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council, the simultaneous Mass Disinfection Exercise in seventy-five markets across all the Municipalities and Districts in the region.
According to the minister, the exercise shall take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 5 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. The exercise will be carried out by Zoomlion Group of Companies and will be assisted by other sprayers who would be mobilized by the respective assemblies.
Lorry parks, shops, stores, restaurants, chop bars and other businesses operating adjacent or close to the various markets shall suspend operations during the time of the exercise.
Dr. Letsa also revealed that to ensure safety and a smooth exercise on the 4th, security agencies in the region, NADMO and the National Ambulance Service shall play complementary roles.
The minister further seized the opportunity to commend members of the media for their continuous support for efforts in ensuring a safe region in this COVID-19 period. He however, entreated the media to let citizens of the region to know about the fumigation exercise.
Present at the conference were the Hon. Deputy Regional Minister, Members of the Regional Security Council, the Chief Director of the Coordinating Council, some Municipal and District Chief Executives, the Deputy Regional Director of Health, the Regional Director of NADMO and some workers of the Zoomlion Group of Companies.
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