NCCE intensifies education in the Volta Regionegion

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) with support from the Church of Pentecost, has intensified public sensitisation on COVID-19 in all 18 administrative districts and municipalities in the Volta Region.

The Church of Pentecost provided a mobile cinema van to support the NCCE COVID-19 Public Education Campaign.

The ongoing exercise is to ensure public compliance with established protocols by the Government to contain the spread of the virus in the country as well as sensitise the people on the dangers of the COVID-19.

The NCCE Volta Regional Director, Mr Kenneth Kponor, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend, said the Region had been divided into four strategic zones to reach as many communities as possible.

He said so far 874 communities have been reached with the information on the coronavirus pandemic, adding; “In all the zones, community leaders were urged to own the actions by government and appreciate all measures employed irrespective of their affiliations.”

“They were also urged to use state resources judiciously in the face of reliefs from the Government, especially on water”.

Mr Kponor said the NCCE COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Team emphasised the need to make handwashing with soap under running water a habit because it was one of the strongest protections against COVID-19, and that people should thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before eating.

The Team encouraged the public not to panic but rather maintain social and physical distancing, practice respiratory hygiene and stay home unless it was critically important to go out.

“Call the COVID-19 numbers if you suspect a case in your area or you experience a dry cough, fever, tiredness, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea and difficulty in breathing and avoid contact with other persons,” he stressed.

In all these areas, the team paid courtesy calls on the municipal and district chief executives, area and zonal pastors of the Church of Pentecost and carried out education on some radio and community information centres.

Markets, Lorry stations and border communities were equally sensitised on the dangers of the pandemic.

Source: GNA


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