The Asokwa Municipal Assembly early Monday morning commenced a five (5) day exercise aimed at ensuring commuters as well as pedestrians wear their nose masks as they go about their activities in the community.
With 36 officers drawn from the Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Asokwa Municipal Assembly Task Force the exercise began on a good note.
Briefing the media before dispatching the men for the task, Superintendent Christopher Owusu Mpiani said the exercise will last five hours from the morning and a repeat of same during evening time.
He assured of a professional job and intimated that the exercise will be devoid of bullying or intimidation.
‘’The task of the team I am leading is simple and that is to ensure all pedestrians and commuters are in their nose-masks while on the streets or in vehicles’’, Supt Mpiani noted.
On his part, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah, MCE for Asokwa and Head of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) said the nose-mask wearing exercise was crucial to the fight against COVID-19.
He noted that it was important that the Assembly ensures strict adherence to the preventive measures as outlined by the President.
These measures, the MCE noted was for the benefit of the people, adding that the Assembly needed to help out to ensure total compliance of the directives.
He disclosed that the areas the team would be positioned to ensure the enforcement were Ahensan-Brewery Area, High School junction, New-Agogo market and Agogo Lorry Terminal.
‘’As head of the Municipal Assembly I am determined to ensure that everyone in Asokwa complies with the directives by the President so that we can avoid the contraction of the viral disease, COVID-19’’, Chief Akwannuasa posited.
Mr Nathaniel Tweneboah Koduah, Municipal Director at the Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) revealed that his outfit had commenced education in all the 12 electoral areas in Asokwa.
From house to house, Mr Tweneboah Koduah said residents have been engaged on the need to adhere to all precautionary measures outlined by the President such as the washing of hands with soap under running water and the application of hand sanitizers any time they use the hand to transact business.
‘’The two weeks field work would be complemented by the strict enforcement of the law on nose mask wearing’’, Mr Tweneboah Koduah stressed.