Gals in Engineering Ghana (WinE- Ghana) has put together a proposal to re-engineer marketplaces in Ghana for Covid-19 interval and over and above. This proposal has been submitted to the Ministers of Nearby Government, Drinking water Means and Sanitation and Gender.
Members selected 3 markets in Ghana of which Ejisu sector in the Ashanti Area was portion to donate nose masks, Veronica buckets, sanitisers, soaps, tissue papers, and palm baskets and teach industry women on COVID-19 preventive actions and foods hygiene.
The proposal details how the present problem at the markets could be enhanced in terms of sanitation, infrastructure, meals cleanliness and places of advantage.
‘’We realise that the present-day condition within the market place requires to be substantially improved. Our reports in all around the region showed that the marketplaces are badly prepared, taken care of and unclean. The Markets with condition-of-the-art infrastructure are not managed and speedily deteriorate soon after construction’’, describes an government member of WinE-Ghana, Ing. Naa Lamkai Quaye-Ballard.
She believes implementation of these sustainable steps will protect traders through and after covid-19.
The proposal asked for a proactive motion at applying the right, satisfactory, hygienic and sustainable actions in the direction of building marketplaces in Ghana harmless, thoroughly clean, hygienic, and nicely-arranged will go a lengthier way to impression the health and longevity of Ghanaians.
The affiliation has set up a technological advisory group consisting of engineers in various fields to provide qualified and technological suggestions for re-engineer the country’s sector centres.
WinE- Ghana proposes specific quick-expression measures, which includes the institution of satellite marketplaces and food financial institutions to supply suitable steps to curtail the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proposal also suggested that traders should not be permitted to market outside the house the selected sector space. Creation of satellite markets to accommodate further traders exactly where marketplaces are comprehensive. In addition, WinE- Ghana advices the governing administration to roll out programmes to empower very low-income women of all ages to contribute to developing a much healthier culture.
“Sustaining a healthier society should really be the priority of governing administration and policymakers, so, re-engineering our markets will be of utmost priority.
“A much better marketplace functions is a usually means to acquiring the SDGs,” she
The delegation donated particular protective gear and other anti-Covid-19 products to the market place females and educated them on ways to stop the unfold of the virus.
They handed locally created palm baskets, particularly to traders to use to display food objects in its place of the bare flooring.
Queen mother of Ejisu, Nana Yaa Asantewaa the 2nd thanked the affiliation for the gesture.
She admonished the Municipal Assembly to make certain the traders notice the government’s directive on social distancing.
Nana Yaa Asantewaa led the group to distribute the products to the traders.