Officials from The South Tongu District Assembly had an interaction with traders at the  Sogakope markets yesterday to sensitize them on how conscious they can be able to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The education was  aimed at creating awareness to the traders, so that, they can take the necessary precautions against the disease.

Fafa Dome, a National Service Personnel in the Health Promotion Department of the South Tongu Health Directorate taught the market women how they can be able to take good care of themselves through this season through regular hand washing under running water, use of alcohol based hand sanitizer, touching of mouth, nose, face should be avoided, they should cover their mouth and nose with tissue when sneezing and coughing after which they should dispose it in a dustbin, and other protocols because those are the only preventive measures they can put in place by not contracting the disease.
Hon. Emmanuel Louis Agama, District Chief
Executive (DCE) of South Tongu District who was also present said similar education took place at the Dabala market on the 27th March, 2020 for the traders and this was done in line with  the directives from the President that they should make sure there is free flow of movement in various markets, so that, it can help fight the disease. So, he had a closed door stakeholders meeting where a  committee was formed on  Thursday.

According to the DCE, the work of the committee is to ensure that,  Sogakope and Dabala markets operate on a daily basis alongside the traditional market days which would also be observed. The main focus of the market reform system is to selvage the overcrowded situation in two major markets, and also to enhance a higher revenue collection which would enable the assembly to meet its revenue target resulting in accelerating infrastructure development in the district.
Hon. Agama pleaded with the market women to leave their children in the house before coming to the market because their immune system is not too strong to fight the disease.
He added that, the announcement made by the President on Friday night that part of the Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region is under a lockdown most people would be forced to leave those areas back home for the fear and panic in them. So their relatives should give them separate rooms for 14 days mandatory self quarantine and if there are no sings  of the disease on them, then they can  welcome them among the families.
He encouraged the traders that, the government is doing everything possible to safe the lives of Ghanaian's from the pandemic, so they should also collaborate with them.
Coronavirus has become one of the deadly disease worldwide and so far Ghana has recorded 141 confirmed cases with 5 deaths, a report by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and most of them were imported cases.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has since been working assiduously to ensure the safety of Ghanaian's hence he suspended several activities in the country.
Source: Tabitha Kugbonu | ewetvonline

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