The Asuogyaman District Assembly, security agencies and other stakeholders jointly commenced the community-based sensitisation exercise on April 16, 2020.
It followed an engagement with stakeholders on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, by the Akwamumanhene, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III and the Akwamu Community Covid-19 team.
The team consisting of the DCE, District Health Director, and the Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent Damoah, led by Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, engaged residents of the various communities along the Mpakadan-Apeguso stretch, on the need to observe all safety guidelines especially, social distancing.
The team also encouraged residents to take seriously, all the other sanitary precautions which have been identified as very vital to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The team also assisted with answers to questions posed by members of the communities on symptoms, what to do and how to handle suspected cases of the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, the team distributed nose masks and educational materials in the form of posters and flyers, to the communities visited.
Members of the various communities were cautioned strongly to desist from stigmatising any persons or communities infected with the virus.
This sensitisation programme will be extended to the Akrade-Senchi-Atimpoku, Adjena-Adumasa-Gyakiti, and to other towns within the Asuogyaman community and its environs within the next few days to ensure that, the residents are well informed on all issues relating to the pandemic, especially how to prevent infection and its spread.
In his concluding remarks, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III thanked Nananom, the District Assembly, security agencies, residents, health officials, all front line workers including National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and donors for their commitment towards the fight.
He called on the general public for more relief support to enable the team meet the increasing demand for PPEs especially nose masks, tissues, hand sanitisers, food items etc, within the Asuogyaman community and its environs.
He also said he sees this gesture as a sense of responsibility to intensify education on the Covid-19 pandemic in the communities, to support the government’s efforts at protecting lives in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.