The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal Assembly (BABMA), in collaboration with the Municipal Health Directorate, have held an emergency stakeholder meeting on COVID-19.
The meeting, which aimed at implementing strategies towards the prevention, control and management of the spread of the disease in the area, brought together heads of key institutions including: health, education, NCCE, assembly staff, security, environment, religion, GPRTU and the media.
The Municipal Coordinating Director for BABMA, Mr. Sahib Mikail Abdul Rahman, said COVID-19 was seriously disturbing the whole world, thus, drastic measures were needed to prevent, manage and bring its spread under control.
He charged participants to avail themselves dutifully to discharge the task at the various strategic implementation stages and locations.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for BABMA, Mr Alfred Amoah on his part, said the major task on hand was the enforcement of the President’s directives on the prevention of the spread of the diseases in the country, hence, the meeting.
He called for all hands to be on deck to get the sensitization messages home to all people and communities in the municipality in order to save them and the nation from the deadly effects of the pandemic.
Dr. Francis Boakye Takyi and Mrs. Doris Gerome, Municipal Health Director and Municipal Disease Control Officer respectively, took turns to brief the meeting on the nature of the virus– its origin, mode of transmission, prevalent rate, and rolled out an action plan towards the management and control of its spread in the municipality and beyond.