The Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region as a measure to ensure effective social distancing at the markets has employed market segmentation to control the large number of people at the various markets in the municipality.

The decision was arrived at when the Municipal Security Council (MuSeC) considered the proposal of Market Management Committee, COVID-19 Task Force and other stakeholders engaged in a decongestion exercise at Akim Oda Central Market.

The members of MuSeC therefore agreed to segregate the number of food vendors at the central market to places like the Old Town Park and Kumasi station.

Madam Akua Dansoa, the queen mother of cassava traders at the Akim Oda Central Market in an interaction with the media said, the segmentation would help reduce contact and congestion at the market to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Madam Victoria Adu, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive said the Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the security services in the municipality would soon mount barriers at vantage points to check passengers travelling in and out of the municipality.

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