In compliance with the directive from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), ESMA has accordingly set up its Public Health Emergency Committee (PHEC) to educate the public on measures or ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Information Services Dept. (ISD) of Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality carried out a three-day sensitization program which was from the 6th – 8th of April 2020 on corona virus at the Ejura market and its surrounding communities. Ejura market, Dromankuma, Bonyon, Kyekyekura, Abrewaanu, Zamrama, Mbamaa, Gwenewono, Hiawoanwu, Ejura Nkwanta, Kasei, Babaso, Nokwareasa, Bisiw No. 1 &2, Kramokrom, Samari Nkwanta and Apiaso were Communities visited.
The populace were educated on the preventive measures of the pandemic. They were educated that they should frequently wash their hands with soap under running water; also they should frequently rub their hands with alcohol base sanitizer; they should avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth, and use tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose it into the dust bin immediately after use and they should exercise social distancing, among others.
Furthermore, they were educated on some of the symptoms of the pandemic these included difficulty in breathing, feverishness, high temperature, continuous coughing and sneezing, among others, they were educated that when they notice any of these symptoms they should stay at home and call the emergency line “112”.
During the sensitization program, the MCE, Hon. Mohammed Salisu Bamba donated Veronica buckets to some of the communities visited. This was commended by the stakeholders of the communities and who promised to take very good care of them and use them for the intended purpose.
The entire exercise was successful as the message it carried went down well with the populace. This was indicated by their commendation of the exercise and further request of hand sanitizers since there were fake ones at the market. Also the people of Nokwareasa requested for light so that during the period of closure of schools, their children through the joy learning can study in the house.