Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, the Bono Regional Minister on Tuesday, April 14,2020, paid a working visit to the Dormaa west ,Dormaa central and Dormaa East in the Bono region.
The purpose of the visit was to monitor and ascertain the districts preparedness towards the fight and measures against the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The Minister began the tour at Dormaa West district, where she interacted with District Chief Executive (DCE), various departmental heads, stakeholders, market women,security agencies and transport operators at the Nkrankwanta the district capital of Dormaa West.
She urged security agencies especially members of Ghana Immigration Service in the districts to put their officers on high alert since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and also enforce the subsequent closure of some borders in the districts,due to the possible importation of the virus from near by countries, precisely through some of the unapproved routes.
“According to Regional Security Council,(REGSEC),reports there are a lots of unapproved routes or borders in the districts, namely, Dormaa west 7, Dormaa East 8 and Dormaa Central Municipality 22.To my hardworking security service, make sure you fix barriers in all identified unapproved entries to regulate the movement of people unknown persons in to the region for purposes controlling the spread of the disease. Also make sure you check the temperature of persons before you allowed him/her to enter the districts”.
“A closure means a closure, so you should enforce the directives to the letter” she told the security services.
At the Dormaa central municipality,the regional minister
advised the residents to comply with the directive of the President and stay at home,when she interacted with Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), various departmental heads, stakeholders, market women,security agencies and transport operators at the forecourt of the Assembly.
“We are not in normal times,as our President said,so we have take precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. And also we to continuing parting and plead with God to descend and rend the heavens and set us free”. She stated.
Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson,ended her tour at Dormaa East district,where she called on all Honourable Members to form Community Watchdog Committees to help locate strange person in the communities for surveillance.
” COVID-19 don’t know NPP,NDC,CPP,rich or poor,so let’s keep washing our hands with soap under running water and use hand sanitizers often” she told residents “she said.
According to the Minister,”all Market Women and owners of other places used by the public must be encouraged to practise social distancing as away to prevent the spread of the disease” she said.
“In order to make social distancing more effective ,MDCEs should meet all Markets Associations and Women to discuss arrangements toward s selling on alternate days as soon as possible.So far no cases of coronavirus has been recorded in the Bono Region” she concluded.
The minister was accompanied by Bono Regional Security Council,(REGSEC),members of regional coordinating council and some party members and attended by Dormaa west MP and DCE,Dormaa central MCE, MP and Dormaa East MP and DCE.
Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson is in a four-day working visit in the region aimed at monitoring COVID-19 activities in the districts,which she will end on Friday.