RCC Calls for Adherence to COVID-19 Safety Protocols In GT. Accra
Report by: Akesi Duncan
The Greater Accra Regional Minister as chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee in collaboration with the Regional Police Command and the Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has called for a strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols in the region.
In a recent press release signed by Hon. Henry Quartey , the Greater Accra regional minister, the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) called on the general public to comply with H.E the president’s directive on the COVID-19 safety protocols. Following H.E’s No.26 update on the pandemic, the RCC directs that;
– there should be mandatory adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols at all events, at all times in public places
-all Security Councils in the various assemblies should embarke on routine checks at public places to ensure that there is strict compliance.
-all Metropolitan,Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) should collaborate with their respective Police Commanders and other security apparatus in ensuring that all activities associated with funerals are held in open spaces and should not exceed a duration of two(2) hours
-all Metropolitan,Municipal and District Assemblies should with immediate effect reactivate their District Public Health Emergency Management Committees in the fight against the pandemic.
-all MMDAs should as a matter of urgency start their sensitization programs on COVID-19 and its safety protocols as a wakeup call for all.
-all MMDAs should ensure that individuals or group of persons who breech these protocols are arrested, fined and prosecuted in accordance to the law to serve as deterrent to others.
The RCC assured the general public that it will continue to play its supervisory role with random spot checks on all these protocols. It also appealed to traditional, political, religious and opinion leaders to be at the forefront of the drive and campaign against the pandemic in order to reduce the abrupt increases of COVID-19 cases in the country.