Fumigation Exercises for Tamale Markets take off
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) has commenced fumigation of local
markets and lorry stations within the metropolis as plans outlined to combat
the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
The exercise, which
began on Tuesday, March 24, is expected to complete by close of Monday, March
for fumigation on Wednesday were closed to pave way for the exercise.
Two markets, the
Tamale Central and Aboabo Markets were disinfected as at Wednesday, while the
rest including; Lamashegu, Kukuo, Central Bus Terminal, Industrial Area and
Metro Mass Transport station markets will be disinfected each day till the end
of the stipulated period.
The exercise is part
of a national fumigation exercise being led by the Ministry of Local Government
and Rural Development, which is in line with the President’s directives on
measures outlined to contain and prevent the spread of Covid 19 in the country.
Mr Musah Iddrisu,
the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), who monitored proceedings,
expressed satisfaction at progress made so far with the exercise, and commended
the market women for complying with the directives for uninterrupted exercise.
He said each market
after undergoing the exercise, would be opened to business after 24 hours.
Mr Iddrisu said the
disinfection would also ensure a hygienic environment for traders, apart from
containing and preventing the spread of the disease in the metropolis.
The MCE called on
members of the public to practise personal hygiene and frequently wash their
hands under running water and use hand sanitizers frequently and minimise human
contacts to prevent the disease from spreading.
“It is important for
us to adhere to the precautionary advice being outlined by health professionals
and together, we can fight the deadly virus in our country”, he added.