The Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies has begun National disinfection exercise in all the police stations and barracks across the Region.
130 police posts across the Greater Accra region are expected to benefit from the exercise aimed at curbing the deadly COVID-19.
Today, officials of Zoomlion Disinfecting team were at the police stations where they disinfected cells, restrooms, car parks and offices at the Accra West Divisional Headquarters, Kaneshie, Cantonment Divisional Headquarters, Accra Central Police Headquarters, and the Darkuman Police Station, Cantonment Police Headquarters, Dansoman station, Kotobabi K Station, Circle Police Post among others benefitted from the exercise on the first day of the exercise.
Addressing the media, the General Manager of the Zoomlion Ghana Limited-Accra Zone, Mr. Ernest Morgan Acquah, said the Ghana Police Service contacted Zoomlion for the exercise.
He said: “Just as the first we had a call from the police authorities to disinfect all their police stations, posts, the barracks, and all their entities for them. Looking at the up rise of the second phase of the coronavirus, we need to step up our game to ensure that we eliminate the virus from the system.”
According to him, the Company is anticipating to do over 130 police stations and post across the Greater Accra Region within a maximum of two days.
On his part, the Cantonment District Police commander, Superintendent Simon Peter Akabati, commended the efforts of the government and Zoomlion for the initiative, saying that to him, His Excellency the President Nana Akufo-Addo and Zoomlion has the lives of Ghanaians at heart and for that matter they want Ghanaians to be protected hence the exercise.
He added that the safety protocols and measures laid out by the government are being observed at the command.
“We are seriously applying those covid-19 protocols because we must show examples to the public that we are adhering to the protocols and so they must also comply. And it is for the health of everybody and all Ghanaians, I think is a good thing so we must all comply by the covid 19 protocols,” Superintendent Simon Peter Akabati said.
He however averred that no positive case has been recorded in their post and that they are extremely cautioning their personnel to be cautious with their health requirements so as not to get themselves infested.
By Prosper Agbenyega