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Traders of Bantama market have expressed their satisfaction at phase two disinfection exercise which was undertaken by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to clean market centers and public places in Kumasi as a measure to combat the spread of the deadly virus COVID.

The traders welcome the initiative by the Local Government to tidy the markets due to some pockets of filt in some markets in the region.

Speaking to our correspondents, Sebastian Kwabena Gyam and Sammy Gyamfi after the market exercise, the elated traders urged government to periodically embark on such exercises in various markets to fetch sanity and help win the fight against COVID 19.

They however appealed to authorities to also inform the Trade groups of impending activities of such nature since they received little announcement on the exercise.

Major markets and lorry terminals in the Ashanti Region were on Tuesday closed down to pave way for the second phase of disinfection exercise in the Region to begin.

The exercise, an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) is being done simultaneously in the country to rid public places of bacteria, viruses and other microscopic organisms.

It is also to make these public places safe for trading and other business transactions to take place, as the nation strive to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A similar task was undertaken some months back which saw the clean-up, fumigation and disinfection of some major public places nationwide.

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana


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