All the military installations in the Ashanti Region are being disinfected and fumigated to get rid of possible viruses in order to protect personnel and their families.
The exercise has become possible following collaboration between the Ministry of Defence and Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, a top waste management company.
Top military officers and Zoomlion officials were present at the official launch of the programme on Wednesday. And as part of the effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, social distancing was observed at the event.
Brigadier General Joseph Aphour, the GOC Central Command, saluted the government and Zoomlion Ghana for having the vision to introduce such a positive intervention.
Describing the exercise as appropriate, he said, “There is the need to prioritize the lives of the military personnel at this particular moment of COVID-19 to ensure safety.”
Speaking during a colourful ceremony at the 4 Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Kumasi, Brigadier General Aphour also said all garrisons and installations would be covered.
He admonished military personnel to continue to strictly abide by all the health protocols, which have been given by health experts, to stay safe from the Covid-19 outbreak.
On behalf of the military in the region, Brigadier General Aphour gave an assurance that his personnel would offer the needed assistance and support to make the exercise successful.
All the garrisons, installations and over 3,000 military structures in the region, including offices, blocks and compounds, are being disinfected and fumigated.
Philip Yeboah Asante, General Manager, Zoomlion Ashanti West, announced that his outfit embarks on a professional job in order to get rid of viruses.
According to him, Zoomlion Ghana is carrying out the exercises across all the military bases in the country; he, therefore, called for support from all and sundry.
Besides, Mr. Asante announced that some academic facilities would also benefit from the exercise, saying “it forms part of the company’s resolve to protect human lives.”