The Ghana Police Service have once again engaged Zoomlion Ghana Limited to disinfect all its facilities in the country
The exercise, which will span one week, is part of continuous measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 at police stations, barracks, training schools, markets, cells, and offices.
It kick-started on Monday, February 8, 2021 simultaneously in two regions – Ahafo, Eastern and Upper West Regions, which saw police facilities in the two regions thoroughly disinfected.
In Ahafo, the District Police Headquarters, the Divisional Police Headquarters—all in Goaso, and Akrodie police station were disinfected.
Speaking to journalists at the Ahafo Regional Police Headquarters, the Deputy Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Andrews Boadu Ekumah, who spoke on behalf of the regional commander, thanked the government and Zoomlion for their continuous efforts to protect law enforcers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He assured that the regional command will continue to play its role in ensuring that citizens in the region observe the Covid rules.
The Zonal Manager, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, in the Ahafo Region, Mr Edward Ziddah, gave a firm assurance that his outfit will continue to support the government in its quest to defeat the virus.
According to him, about fifty (50) police installations were expected to be disinfected within a space of two days.
It would be recalled that the police in May last year, launched a nationwide exercise at the Police Training School in Accra to fumigate and disinfect all 1,249 facilities of the service in the country.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong Boanuh, who launched the exercise, said the health and safety of personnel of the service were paramount to ensuring security in the country. That exercise spanned one month.in Eastern Region
As part of efforts to curb the spread of the second wave of Covid, the police, in partnership with waste management giants, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has begun another phase of disinfection of all its facilities in the Eastern Region.
The exercise will see the disinfection of all living and working places of the police in the region.
According to the acting Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Francis Gomado, the exercise was coming at an opportune time, especially when the police installations receive the public on a daily basis.
As a public place, we receive hundreds of people daily so the risk of contracting the virus is great …it’s important to have this place disinfected to protect both we the staff and the public who come here daily,” he said.
Thanking Zoomlion for the exercise, Sergeant Gomado said, “we are grateful to Zoomlion for this exercise, and in fact, they started on Sunday. They have already disinfected the depot and today [Monday, February 8], we are doing it here at the headquarters and eventually other places will benefit from the exercise.”
The regional PRO seized the chance to appeal to the public to support them with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as nose masks so that they distribute to the public who patronise their services.
We will be happy if we are supported with PPE such as nose masks to give to the public who visit us but do not have them. For us as officers, we have them as individuals but some members of the public do not have so if we get more here we can give to those who come here but do not have,” he appealed.
The Regional Manager for Zoomlion Ghana Limited, George Aguadzi, told the media that one hundred and twenty (120) police installations in the region will benefit from the disinfection exercise.