The Bole District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, in the Savanna Region has intensified its educational campaign on coronavirus.
The Directorate visited thirty-seve (37) communities in the district and educated the populace on the disease and the need to practice the required protocols prescribed by World Health Organisation and Ghana’s health officials.
Communities visited were Gbenfu, Manful, Choribang, Yelwa Zongo, Jakala, Yelwa, Nyemage, Kiape Dargarti and Kiape. The rest are Doli, Gbogdaa, Mankuma, Kakiase, Bodi, Seripe, Wakawaka, Sakpa and Dakrupe.
The NCCE team led by the District Director, Stephen Ebo Koomson and assisted by Madam Hawa Anass interacted with people from different walks of lives. They included Faith Based Organisations, FBOs, apprenticeship shops, artisans, market women and farmers.
Mr Ebo Koomson said coronavirus is a dangerous disease because many people may be carrying it without showing any symptoms.
People therefore need to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water after touching anything. They should also apply approved hand sanitiser when they are unable to wash their hands with soap and running water.
The District Director of the NCCE said all must wear their face masks particularly when they are leaving their homes to prevent contracting the disease from others. He said the face masks must cover the nose and the chin while they avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
Interacting with seamstress apprentices, the team expressed worry that many of them were not wearing face masks even though they are sitting close to one another.
Mr Ebo Koomson said Bole is one of the hottest Zones in the Country.
“We have Jama, where, the women from Accra come to do tilapia business; Bamboi, where every Accra car stops for commuters to buy food; our Borders, Chache, where the Ivorians love to cross in and Nsunua too where people come for fishes.”
“All these put people of the district at risk which we must guide against,” Mr Ebo Koomson noted.
The NCCE Directorate expressed gratitude to the government for the vehicle provided the office.
The Director also commended the Bole District Assembly for the support it offers in the performance of the Commissions duties.
Madam Hawa Anass, who translated the COVID-19 protocols in the local languages to the people at all the places visited, said the disease has no respect for persons.
“Therefore, all must guide against contracting the disease through negligence.”
Some of people asked questions on the mode of transmission of the disease. The questions included whether mosquito bite can cause the transmission of coronavirus. Others also asked if kissing can lead to contracting the disease or having sexual intercourse.
Story filed by Sualah Abdul-Wahab.