Schools in Koforidua remain partially closed in response to the directives of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
When the Ghana News Agency (GNA) went round the New Juaben Municipality, many of the schools visited were closed with only the third year students in the Junior High Schools (JHS) who were at school with their teachers.
Among the schools visited include Riis Presbyterian School at Betom, Koforidua Anglican Schools-Betom, Ascension Presbyterian Schools-Koforidua, Nyamekrom A and B Basic Schoools, Effiduase Methodist Primary and Junior High School (JHS), Kingsby International School and Effiduase Primary and JHS Presbyterian Schools.
At the Pentecost Senior High School (SHS), during the morning assembly, all the students were asked to go home.
At the Koforidua Pope John Junior Seminary, the students attended a church service after which they left for their homes.
At all the schools visited, the food vendors who had prepared food for sale in the schools expressed various concerns.
At the Kingsby International School, Ms Gifty Asantewaa said, she was asleep when the President gave the broadcast and had spent money to cook food for sale but the students hardly came.
GNA also observed that, hand sanitizers have ran short at pharmacy shops, cosmetic shops and among petty traders who normally sell them in town.
At the time of filling the story, water pipes in some communities in the New Juaben Municipality were not flowing including parts of Adweso, Effiduase SSNIT Flats and some parts of Effiduase town.