After disinfecting markets in 13 regions, waste management company Zoomlion has now extended the exercise to the judicial service.
The exercise which saw the company disinfecting the supreme court building, the court complex, the Ghana School of law and the residence of the chief justice is expected to be done in 60 other institutions nationwide.
The collaborative effort between the company and the ministry of local government and rural development is estimated at about a million cedis.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the disinfection exercise the coordinator of the project Lola Asiseh Ashitey said, ” aside the judicial service the exercise will be done in all public tertiary institutions across the country and other institutions. This is to ensure no Ghanaian dies from the coronavirus”.
She disclosed that the disinfection exercise for the institutions will be done at no cost to the beneficiary institutions.
The waste management giant has been collaborating with government to ensure public spaces such as markets and offices close these markets are disinfected to protect the public against the coronavirus.
Madam Lola in her interaction with the media disclosed that the disinfection exercise is not targetted at vectors such as cockroaches but targeted at germs and other disease-causing organisms.
She said, “the disinfection exercise is not meant to kill cockroaches or other animals. So if we disinfect don’t expect to see these animals die but our job is to make sure we kill all germs such as bacteria and viruses so that people are not exposed to the Coronavirus”.
Thanking Zoomlion for the gesture, Judicial Secretary Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo reiterated that the disinfection exercise is being done at no cost to the judicial service.
JUDICIAL STAFF ON LEAVE DUE TO COVID-19*
It emerged from the President of the Judicial Service staff Alex Nartey that as part of their measure to ensure the staff are safe, some of them with some health conditions have been asked to take their leave.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the disinfection exercise, Mr Nartey said “staff with certain conditions such as diabeties as well as nursing mothers have been allowed to take their leave”.
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