The Greater Accra Region has recorded a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases due to the inhabitants’ stubbornness in adhering to the safety guidelines.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister in collaboration with the Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC), the Regional Police Command and the Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service, has called for the strict enforcement of Covid-19 protocols in the Region.
This decision is influenced by President Akufo-Addo’s update number 26 on the need for adherence to Covid-19 Safety Protocols amid the increasing number of cases in the Greater Accra Region. In a press release signed by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey “all Security Councils in the various Assemblies should embark on routine checks at public places i.e. schools, lorry stations, markets, especially in trotros to ensure that there is strict compliance.”
In his submission, Mr Quartey also indicated that, the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, (MMDAs) should ensure that anyone who breaches the Covid-19 protocols be “arrested, fined or prosecuted according to the law, to serve as deterrent to others.” The regional minister also assigned the MMDAs to cooperate with their respective Police Commanders and other security personnel to ensure that funerals organized in the region do not exceed two hours as implemented by the President.
“All Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies should with immediate effect, reactivate their District Public Health Emergency Management Committees in the fight against the pandemic,” the release added. It assured that, “the Regional Coordinating Council would continue to play its supervisory role with random spot checks.”
Since the traditional, political, religious and opinion leaders play an important role in the welfare of our society, the regional minister implored their participation in the campaign to reduce the increasing spread of the deadly corona virus disease, since 2019.