A total of 109 market places and lorry stations are currently benefiting from phase two of the national spraying exercise.
The initiative was introduced by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited to disinfect public markets quarterly, as a measure to eradicate bacteria and viruses across the country.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih while addressing the media in the Upper West Regional capital, Wa said a total of 109 markets and lorry stations will benefit from the exercise.
He said: “In the Upper West region, 109 markets shall be disinfected today, including public toilets that are located within the environs of themarket. In the Wa Municipality, 14 markets shall be disinfected.”
Already, similar exercises have been undertaken in the Great Accra Region, Ashanti Region and the Bono Regions.
He added that the weekly markets in all the major markets in the region have been banned, in line with enabling patrons and the traders to adhere to social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The General Manager of Zoomlion Ghana at Upper West Region, Emmanuel Volsuuri also said it is important to disinfect the market regularly to control the spred of COVID-19, adding that the involvement of Zoomlion Ghana contributes to making the exercise effective.