The Covid-19 Disinfection Team from the waste management giant Zoomlion Ghana Limited has fumigated schools and churches in Accra and Nsawam in the Eastern Region as part of measures to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
Various teams on May Day moved to the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Action Chapel headquarters in Accra and the Christ Cathedral which is the Tema branch of the church as well as the Nsawam SHS and the Nsawam NHIS office to disinfect the place against the virus.
The exercise at the Action Chapel headquarters which was in collaboration with Citi TV saw the team fumigate the main auditorium, offices, conference halls and the entire compound with the WHO approved disinfection chemical for the covid-19.
Lecture halls, office of the vice chancellor, the registrar’s and other offices as well as the entire campus of the Regional Maritime University were also fumigated.
Similar thing was done at the old and new site of the Nsawam SHS where facilities including the dining hall, classroom blocks, staff common room, science laboratory and library among others were fumigated.
Offices within the NHIS Office were also fumigated by the team.
Addressing journalists after the exercise, Bishop Ebenezer Obodai of the Action Chapel International said it was important that “everybody takes precautions and put in the right practices to ensure the safety not only of our members but families as well.”
He noted that the disinfection exercise will help make the church premises comfortable and safe for members.
Rev Obodai said even before the partial lockdown in parts of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi, the church was seriously educating members on the need to observe safety protocols such as frequent hand washing under running water, use of hand sanitisers, social distancing and wearing of face masks
“…if you go round the church we have a whole lot of charts, Veronica buckets, hand sanitisers and even thermometers at every entrance of the church to check temperatures of members. And all these we put in place even before the lockdown to help fight the pandemic. So we are very conversant with what is going on and we will leave no stone unturned in terms of getting the place ready when the ban is lifted.” he assured.
Project Coordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility at Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Lola Asiseh Ashitey, the disinfection of public tertiary institutions across the country have now been concluded with the Regional Maritime University being the last one.
She has meanwhile urged corporate Ghana and other private institutions to take advantage of the 50% discount being offered by Zoomlion to disinfect their premises and offices.
Since the outbreak of the virus in the country, Zoomlion has been at the forefront of the fight by helping with disinfection of state institutions and agencies, public tertiary institutions, churches among many others.