GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY MARKED

26.Oct.2021

A Deputy Director for the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) Mr. Amadu Iddrisu has called for collaborative effort from stakeholders in the fight against Covid-19.

He was speaking during the occasion of the official launch of the 2021 Global Hand Washing Day at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in the Korle Klottey Municipality under the theme ‘’Our Future is at Hand-Let’s move Forward Together’’.

The Deputy Director described the theme for the occasion as appropriate adding that “if we fail to fight together there is no way we can succeed in our bid to over especially the covid-19 pandemic which has taken the world hostage since 2020”.

Mr. Amadu who was speaking on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for KoKMA Honourable Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah disclosed that, before the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic the Assembly had a policy through the Municipal Education Directorate of implementing frequent handwashing in schools within the Assembly. “It therefore became a formality when it became one of the protocols for fighting the pandemic”.

The idea behind the policy Mr. Amadu added is to catch them young in other to fight against disease and to use the pupils as agents of change in our societies.

In order to encourage the citizens to embrace frequent hand washing facilities has been placed at strategic places within the Municipality. This is because KoKMA is confronted by huge number of people who patronize the Municipality to transact business due to its strategic position.

This challenge puts the Assembly in a very critical situation and as a result a lot of our Internally Generated Funds (IGF) are channelled into waste collection at the expense of other relevant areas like education and health.

To this end, Mr. Amadu appealed to stakeholders especially the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resource Management to always consider the Assembly in the distribution of logistics for sanitation purposes.