The Municipal Chief Executive for Sunyani, Justina Owusu-Banahene, says she is hopeful the disinfestation and disinfection of Sunyani Military Barracks (3 Battalion) will spur military personnel on to continue to support the government’s fight against Covid-19.
She made the remarks at the launch of the disinfestation and disinfection of military facilities in the Bono, Bone East and Ahafo regions.
As one of the front-runners in the war against Covid-19, she said, it was crucial that homes and offices of military officers were safeguarded against the novel coronavirus which has infected more than 10,000 people in Ghana.
The exercise being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited, she said, will not only protect the military personnel from getting infected, but will also encourage them to enforce the Covid-19 preventive protocols spelt out by the President.
“Looking at the role championed by the Army in ensuring the safety of the populace, it is expedient that as one of the frontline workers, the military have their homes safe from the virus,” she said.
Mrs Owusu-Banahene said Covid-19 has come to stay with us, adding that it will take a concerted effort to mitigate its effects.
For her part, the Regional Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Esther Abayeta Asadoo, said the exercise was expected to be replicated in all military facilities and installations in the three regions to ensure the safety of military personnel.
Commanding Officer of the 3 Battalion at the Sunyani Military Barracks, Lt.Col J.Y. Kwarteng, intimated that the exercise will be done in all military offices and homes across the region.