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Put together university lecture rooms to obtain returnee head porters – NDC COVID-19 crew urges


The COVID-19 technological workforce of the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on authorities to institute measures to make sure that head porters, commonly known as kayayei and ‘paa o paa’ who are fleeing Accra and Kumasi to their hometowns do not spread the coronavirus.

In a statement copied to JoyNews, the staff said these men and women are high chance because no screening is made of these types of travellers returning to their property cities.

Several southern dwellers are fleeing to the north and other areas of the region as Increased Accra, Ashanti and components of the Central region prepare to enter a partial lockdown beginning Monday, March 30.

Martina Abugri spoke to some transport operators who explain the unexpected increase in
tourists as Xmas in March.

But the NDC COVID-19 workforce is worried and has urged government to “ensure that all are effectively screened in their originating locations and quarantined at their location spots for the demanded 14 days and retested prior to they are cleared to join their helpless people and communities.”

also want, amongst other things, for the “Regional NaDMO really should get ready faculty
classrooms to get and preserve the returnees.”

Read through the whole statement underneath:

Governing administration Will have to INSTITUTE URGENT
Measures TO Assure THAT “KAYAYEI” AND “PAA O PA” DO NOT Unfold COVID-19 Upon

porters commonly recognized as “Kayayo/Kayayei” and “Paa O Pa” are mainly youthful
ladies and guys who often migrate from deprived communities to the greater cities
to carry out menial work opportunities for a living. The majority of them come from the
northern element of Ghana. Even though in the more substantial cities, typically Accra and Kumasi
searching for for their so-simply call greener pastures they confront a mirage of difficulties
ranging from lack of access to accommodation, water and sanitation to foods.
Most of these people today stay on the streets and are uncovered to all manners of
abuses and conditions. They are by all benchmarks, a classification of the vulnerable
teams in the nation that need to have special consideration through this interval of immediate
distribute of COVID-19.

Excellency the President declared yesterday that Accra, Kumasi and other
cities will be lockdown in a bid to comprise the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic

this announcement, all lorry parks in Kumasi, Accra and Obuasi have witnessed quite a few
residents of these metropolitan areas travelling to their house cities to keep away from the result of
the Virus. The GHA notes that no screening is designed of these travellers returning
to their dwelling cities. Of largest worry to the GHA is the return of the several
young head porters or Kayayie and younger adult males engaged in Avenue Hawking and
“Paa O Pa” and other menial work opportunities in these metropolitan areas.

is anxious that without having any medical screening in any way, these
returning Kayayie and Paa o paa personnel have the best possible of carrying
the Coronavirus to their rural hometowns in the Northern and Higher Areas of

In this
regard, GHA calls on the authorities to make sure that all are adequately screened in
their originating areas and quarantined at their spot locations for
the required 14 days and retested just before they are cleared to sign up for their
helpless families and communities.

calls on the federal government to get the next steps:

Monitor all individuals which include the Kayayie and Pao o Pa youthful men 

After a thorough clinical screening the federal government need to transport them in the
Point out Transportation and Metro Mass buses to their destinations.

3. The
Municipal Assemblies need to place up Unexpected emergency Clinical Teams to receive the
Returning individuals from Accra and Kumasi and so forth. 

4. The
Regional NaDMO should put together faculty lecture rooms to get and maintain the

5. The
NaDMO need to supply them with Blankets, Sanitary Pads Cleaning and other existence
holding materials 

6. The
District Health-related Director ought to established up District Health care Crew to keep track of the
health and fitness of the Returnees, in particular the little ones. 

7. The
Social Welfare really should commence to style and design Retention Programmes in Vocational and
Technical Competencies for coaching write-up coronavirus pandemic.

This is
the time for the authorities to care for the bad and vulnerables. Let us deal with
them as human beings deserving of excellent of daily life and not as mere objects of

remains optimistic that authorities would answer to the simply call to help these
people today and save innocent lives.

Wellness Warn is a Civil Modern society Corporation made up of Professional medical and Community
Wellbeing Consultants, Senior Wellbeing Staff, Lecturers and Scientists with the
intention of advocating for enhanced health and fitness and educating Ghanaians on the
significance of public health)


Dr. Vida
Nyagre Yakong (Senior Lecturer, UDS)

Secretary, GHA & Member of the NDC’s COVID-19 Specialized Workforce)

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