The Takoradi Marketplace Circle and some 116 other markets in the Western Region, will be closed down on Monday, April 6, to permit disinfection spraying workout.
The workout kinds part of government’s programme to disinfect all marketplaces and other public parts across the country, following the recorded conditions of COVID 19 pandemic in the region.
The disinfection will begin concurrently in all 117 marketplaces at 6.00 am on Monday.
Western Regional Minister, talking at the regional start of the disinfection work out, urged at all stakeholders in all the 14 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), such as the current market women of all ages and transport operators, to lend their guidance and co-work with the Zoomlion Teams to ensure the success of the work out.
Dr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah stated “my suggestions to MMDCEs is helping the Zoom Staff with expert sprayers, caterers to cook dinner for the sprayers, lodging, h2o for spraying at the several markets, make pick-up cars obtainable to convey workers to and from the industry, interact all suitable stakeholders and present protection, all at the price of Zoomlion Ghana Limited.”
Even though the workout will commence on Monday, the Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Marketplace will be shut to the public on Sunday, April 5, at 12 noon to allow the Ghana Fire Assistance to flush the drains in preparation for the disinfection training.
Metropolitan Main Govt of the Sekondi–Takoradi, K.K Sam, has cautioned stores operators close to the market place to chorus from opening their shops on Monday.
“Don’t have the concept that it’s the marketplace so if you are possessing your shop there you can open up. To those in the enclave of market circle remember to really don’t do it,” he added.
The work out includes all community destinations particularly lorry parks in the jurisdiction of all the 14 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Region
In all 1,698 sprayers will be spraying the 117 marketplaces and one more community location in the Western Region.