Upper East Police launches fumigation exercise in Bolgatanga

Bolgatanga, May 23, GNA - The Ghana Police Service in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited has launched the upper East Regional version of the disinfection exercise in Police facilities and premises.

The launch, which took place at the Police Headquarters formed part of the National Fumigation exercise to limit COVID-19 infections of public institutions.

The exercise, which will be carried out concurrently will fumigate barracks, offices, and all premises of the Police Service in the Region within five days.

The Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police ( DCOP) Osei Kwaku Ampofo Duku, commended Zoomlion Ghana for the prompt response and taking up the task to support the Police to minimize the spread of the virus.

He said the police officers had started cleaning up in preparation for the immediate take-off of the exercise.

“We are full of joy because, in the police circles, we are the hardest hit, where seven of our police officers in the region were affected but thankfully, they have escaped danger and are doing well”, he said.

He said to ensure that all the Police officers in the Region were safe, the Police medical team had tested all of them, to curtail the spread within the Command.

ACP Alexander Amenyo, the Deputy Regional Commander, said it had become necessary in the wake of the increasing spread of the Pandemic to take all the necessary measures to curb the spread of the virus and thanked the Police administration for the intervention.

He also thanked the Regional Zoomlion for the earlier fumigation of the police clinic and the Police training school at Pwalugu in the Talensi District and called for a continuous cordial working relationship between the two bodies.

Mr John Sackey, the Upper East General Manager of Zoomlion Ghana, said the exercise was in two phases and would engage 215 men and officers of zoomlion Ghana across the districts to disinfect and disinfest to get rid-off other pests.

He noted that COVID-19 was no respecter of persons considering the rate at which the pandemic afflicted people globally, nationally and regionally and stressed that as Zoomlion Ghana and other organizations have put in their best to fight the pandemic, the public had to adhere to the protocols of washing hands under running water with soap, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer and the wearing of face masks.

“If we all contribute our quota we will overcome the pandemic”, Mr Sackey said.