The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has revealed that all those who worked on the country’s first Infectious Disease Treatment Centre were stationed on-site throughout the duration of the project.
Senyo Hosi said this measure was to curb the possible spread of Covid-19 among the workers.
Mr Hosi who is a Trustee of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund said this on Joy FM’s show, Executive Lounge show, Tuesday.
“We all knew what was at risk so everybody was locked up in camp. We camped all the labourer that were brought into camp. We brought in 52 soldiers, they were facilitating the supply chain, safety issues, onsite support services, you also had the site operations supervision, you also had professionals in there and nobody was given the chance to step anywhere,” he told host, Nhyira Addo.
He further stated that everyone on the site was tested twice for the virus to ensure safety of everyone who had volunteered for the cause.
“Before you join the team, you needed to have a test. The professional was allowed to go home under strict protocols. That was quite some risk but its risk that everybody signed up for and everybody was willing to take that risk for the love of their country,” he said.
The CBOD CEO hailed some remarkable team members who had to relocate their children and others who were aged but travelled long distances to make perform their tasks.
The Centre was built through the civilian-military co-operation of engineers, architects and other built environment professionals from the Ghana Armed Forces.
Ghana Armed Forces collaborated with the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund to make the project a reality.
The facility has been completed just three months after ground was broken for the project to start.
Various industry leaders have commended the partnership and effort the teams.
However, it is yet to be commissioned by government for use.