Zoomlion Company Ltd in partnership with the Ghana Police Service through government disinfected police stations in Upper West Region as part of measures in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the various police stations.
The exercise which was conducted on Wednesday May 27, 2020 saw workers of Zoomlion Company Ltd at the Regional Police headquarters where the exercise was launched and kicked started. Facilities including police cells, offices, camps and others were all disinfected.
Addressing the media, Upper West Regional Manager of Zoomlion Company Ltd, Mr. Emmanuel Volsuuri indicated that the exercise was taken in partnership with the police and government of Ghana to disinfect all police stations in Ghana hence the tenure of Upper West been conducted on Wednesday .
” We are here as part of the nationwide disinfestation exercise of police facilities in the country, we have been doing this exercise across all the regions in the country and today is the tenure of the Upper West region” Mr. Emmanuel stated.
He said, the police by their work interact with a lot of people which left them at risk hence the need to disinfect their facilities to help protect them of the novel coronavirus that has become a common enemy in the world.
“The police is an important organisation and by their work they interact with the public and so they are equally at risk and it is important to disinfect their facilities so that it can help protect them” he stated.
Meanwhile, Upper West Regional Police Commander DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko in his remarks, expressed gratitude to the disinfection team. He called on all the officers to cooperate with the team and further stressed the need for the observation of the laid down protocols outlined by government to curtail the spread of the novel virus.
Mr. Nyarko again noted that, the police officers in the region are all healthy and none has been suspected of contracting the disease revealing that they have put out mechanisms that ensure the safety of officers at duty points as well as the offices.
All police stations in the region were targeted and disinfected amidst the observation of the laid down health protocols. Ghana as at May 27, 2020 recorded 7,303 positive cases of COVID-19 with 2,412 recoveries as well as 34 deaths.