The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in collaboration with the Church of Pentecost   has intensified public education on Covid-19 in all 18 districts and municipalities in the Volta region.

The ongoing exercise is aimed at promoting public compliance with Covid-19 protocols as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

Volta Regional Director of the NCCE, Kenneth Kponor who spoke to JoyNews said, the region has been  divided into four strategic zones to enable the commission reach as many communities as possible.

At least, 874 communities have been reached with education on Covid-19, with a call on residents to support all government’s efforts on the pandemic.

Beneficiaries were also urged to use state resources, including water, judiciously.

Mr. Kenneth Kponor, however, urged them not to panic but rather maintain social distancing and practice personal hygiene whilst staying home.

“Call the Covid-19 numbers provided for you if you suspect a case in your area or you experience a dry cough, fever, tiredness, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea and difficulty in breathing. Also, avoid contact with other persons,” he stressed.

Whilst Zone one covered Ho, Ho West Adaklu and Agortime Ziope,  Zone two is made up of  Akatsi South, South Tongu, North Tongu, and Central Tongu.

 Ketu North and South, Akatsi North, Keta, and Anloga make up Zone three  with South and North Dayi, Kpando, Afadzato South and Hohoe making the list for Zone 4.

The NCCE team also paid courtesy calls on the Municipal and District Chief Executives,  Area and Zonal Pastors of the Church of Pentecost and carried out public education on selected radio stations as well as information centres, markets as well as some lorry terminals.

Border towns were also not left out in the education drive. The team’s next destination is Biakoye District in the Oti Region.

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