Second phase of disinfection of police stations begins

The Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana, has begun the second phase of disinfection of all Police installations across Ghana.

All Police cells, barracks and offices are being fumigated following the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Briefing the media, the Greater Accra General Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Ernest Morgan Acquah, said the exercise is in response to an appeal from the Police Service.

“It is important we step up our game to eliminate the virus in our various set-ups and environments to halt the spread in all places, including cells, barracks and police offices.

He said over one hundred and thirty (130) police installations would be disinfected within the Greater Accra Region.

He appealed to Ghanaians to continue adhering to all the COVID-19 protocols including the washing of hands with soaps, observing social distancing, use of sanitisers and wearing of nose/face masks at all times.

Meanwhile, the Cantoments Divisional Commander, Superintendent Peter Simon Akabati, said they are unable to prosecute or detain culprits who flaunt COVID-19 protocols.

This is because they do not want to infest other inmates in the various cells.

He said his outfit arrested thirty seven (37) persons for violating the COVID-19 rules within his jurisdiction but were only cautioned and released subsequently because the Police cannot tell their COVID-19 status.

Superintendent Peter Akabati acknowledged that the disinfection exercise will ensure the safety of police officers whilst maintaining law and order.

The East Legon , Adabraka, Legon, Kotobabi police stations, and the Greater Accra Regional command were all disinfected.

STORY BY: FELIX COFIE

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