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Federal government ought to not use Bishop Titi Ofei’s facility as Covid-19 isolation centre

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Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei on his house.

This subject has introduced me out because another person shut to me could be influenced.

Yesterday, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei declared to the planet that he has donated his college facility positioned at DSTV junction in Baatsona to the govt for use as an isolation centre.

He acquired applause and commendation from numerous on social media and many others who read of his gesture. But whilst the relaxation of the place was joyful and singing Rev. Titi-Ofei’s praises, residents of the spot in which the assets is found, have considering that been agitated.

The bishop’s residence has been applied as a school

This early morning, as the Bishop came to the facility to accumulate some home furniture and other leftovers, he was confronted by angry inhabitants – the location has some noteworthy politicians and protection staff. One minister in anger asked the Bishop why of all his homes, he will donate this just one and not the a single he and his household stay in?  I am informed the Bishop was amazed at this sort of a dilemma.

The summary of the problems of the inhabitants are that:

  •  They have experienced cause to report to the Tema West Municipal assembly about the deplorable character of the sewage technique of the facility and have witnessed on various events when the facility was in use as a school that faecal subject was discharged into the gutter. That all fluids from the facility also move by means of the very same gutter from the facility.
  • That the gutter alone has also been blocked by a different developer along the stretch of the facility with wooden chippings and sand. This signifies for a while now all fluids and faecal make any difference from residences alongside that gutter are now spilling on to the street which also means ought to the facility be employed, all the fluids will close up wherever the contractor has blocked the gutter.
The gutter around Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei’s house is visibly choked
  • There are also many squatters and young children who play all around specifically the youngsters of squatters like to participate in in the gutters.
  • That an isolation or quarantine centre is also meant to be a containment centre so if its sewage community is a mess, it exposes the neighborhood to better and far more concentrated risks in particular for the small children.
  • That the facility is like a boarding faculty with shared bathrooms and restrooms – how will Covid-19 people cope.
  • The inhabitants are completely rejecting the use of this sort of facility for treating Covid-19 sufferers and insist that ahead of it may possibly be made use of (i.e. if authorities nevertheless deem it match to disregard their warnings) they must be consulted and certain about basic safety steps staying put in place especially to offer with the sewage and blocked gutters.
  • While these are situations of crisis and we need to improvise, we must be mindful not to embrace cures that are even worse than the condition. The Well being Facilities Regulatory Agency continue to wants to be consulted to perform inspections and engage in group consultations prior to designating non-reason crafted amenities in residential neighbourhoods as isolation centres.
  • There’s a motive why in most international locations these centres have been found significantly away from residential centres. You really do not want to develop a mass contamination problem and speed up neighborhood transmission.
Youngsters participate in in close proximity to the facility



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