The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is working in collaboration with Wyba Company Limited, a firm specializing in fumigation, to disinfect all basic schools in the Manhyia North and South Constituencies.
The exercise, being sponsored freely by Wyba, is to cleanse the schools of harmful parasites, micro-organisms, and pathogens, as a precaution in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Classrooms, school compounds, and staff common rooms would be thoroughly disinfected in the course of the exercise.
“We have no choice than to make our schools safer for pupils and students in this critical period,” Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Kumasi during the official commencement of the exercise at St. Joseph Experimental Basic School at Ash-Town.
Mr. Assibey-Antwi said the government deserved commendation for the able manner in which the country had been fighting the pandemic.
“The campaign so far has brought all stakeholders together to tackle the disease head-on,” the MCE stated and asked the citizenry to endeavour to abide by all the preventive protocols.
Ghana had as at Friday, May 29, this year, recorded 7, 616 confirmed cases of the pandemic and 34 deaths, with 2, 421 recoveries.
Mr. David Oppong, the Metropolitan Director of Education, said the leadership of the educational sector had been engaging the government on the possibility of re-opening schools.
When the final agreement is reached, he said, all educational institutions would be expected to follow the COVID-19 preventive protocols strictly to mitigate the spread of the pandemic.