As part of measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic at the various schools across the country, Waste Management Company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has embarked on a mass disinfection exercise in all schools within the Volta and Oti regions.
The disinfection exercise covered classrooms, dormitories, administration blocks, libraries, science laboratories, offices, assembly halls, as well as dining halls.
Speaking to the media, the General Manager in charge of Volta and Oti regions of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Solomon Denyo, said the first phase of the exercise begun with disinfecting markets, police stations, and barracks and some schools within the Volta and Oti regions.
He noted that through the first phase of the exercise, staff of the Company have gathered more
experience and expertise to better disinfect all the schools in the Volta and Oti regions.
Mr. Denyo stressed that the Company will continue to ensure strict professionalism and give it the exercise the
seriousness it deserves.
“Experience staff of the company are being deployed to do the
disinfection of 117 Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions in the two regions to help
safeguard the students from contracting the Coronavirus”. He added.
Mr. Denyo said logistic deployment, application and mixing of chemicals are all on point assuring residents in the Volta and Oti regions that the exercise will be completed before the reopening of the schools.
The National Organiser for the Conference of Heads of Private Secondary Schools, Maxwell Wallahs Affram, expressed gratitude to the government for including private schools in the exercise.
He stated that private schools continue to
suffer as a result of the closure of schools amidst the pandemic.
Mr. Affram noted that unlike public schools that are funded by government, private schools are struggling to get money to pay teaching and non teaching staff due to their inability to take fees because of the
closure of the schools.
He therefore pleaded with the government to extend its stimulus package to the private schools to enable
them to pay their staff.
By: Paul Mamattah