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Zoomlion Ghana Limited in partnership with the Ghana Police Service has launched a nationwide fumigation and disinfection exercise at the National Police Training School in Accra to disinfect and fumigate 1,294 police stations across the country.
The exercise which is in line with the government of Ghana’s fight against Covid-19 is to ensure that all the 1,294 police stations nationwide are disinfected and fumigated to help control the spread of the coronavirus.
The event, dubbed ‘Launching of Police-Zoomlion Nationwide Fumigation and Disinfection Exercise,’ was well-attended by the Police Service Management and workers of Zoomlion, who displayed their tools ready for action.
Speaking at the event, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for putting in place measures to ensure that the frontline workers and their families are protected from contracting the coronavirus.
“I thank the President and his team who are directing the whole exercise for ensuring that frontline workers are protected from Covid-19 pandemic,” Mr Oppong-Boabuh stated.
He said the police service supported by other sister security agencies partnered with the Ghana Health Service, as frontliners to help fight this pandemic, it is therefore not surprising that a number of them came into contact with infected persons and also got infected along the line.”
“Based on this, the government has directed that all the police stations in the country are fumigated and disinfected. This exercise is going to take place simultaneously in all the sixteen regions across the country starting from the training institution where this launch is taking place.”
The IGP said this will be in preparation towards the calling of the police trainees who were being sent home due to the Covid-19.
“It is also believed that when completed, the exercise will create a more conducive and safe atmosphere for habitation and how to keep ourselves safe will depend on conforming to the preventive measure which are already being outlined by the President,” Mr Oppong-Boanuh stated.
He thanked the Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlion Ghana for his continuous support for the service dating back to partnership for clean-up exercises in the past.