Management of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) has on Thursday 19th March 2020, reconvened the Public Health Emergency Management Committee to co-ordinate preparedness and response activities for COVID – 19 in the Tamale metropolis.
The Tamale metropolitan chief executive IDDRISU MUSAH SUPERIOR, in a press briefing at the assembly auditorium, said the decision to reconvene the public health emergency committee is in line with the directive by the Local Government Minister that all MMDAs across the country should inaugurate public health emergency committee to coordinate the activities on the fight of COVID – 19 in the country.
The committee, under the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Chief Executive IDDSRISU MUSAH SUPERIOR; the Police, Metropolitan Police Commander, Metro Education Director, Water Company, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), the Immigration Service, environmental health Service, Customs Division, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Metro Coordinating who double as sectary of the committee among others.
The mandate of the committee is to ensure overall sensitization activities on the deadly coronavirus disease in the metropolis. The committee is also expected to conduct periodic security surveillance and gather intelligence in a bid to identify, prevent and deal with any potential threat of the COVID – 19 in the metropolis.
Addressing the media the Mayor of Tamale IDDRISU MUSAH SUPERIOR, said he was impressed with the adequate preparedness of all departments towards the fight against the global pandemic disease in the metropolis.
He said safety measures have been instituted in the metropolis to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the metropolis.
He disclosed that the committee is collaborating with National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to educate public against COVID – 19 most especial ommunities within the Metropolis.
The MAYOR also disclosed that, seven member Taskforce has been instituted in the metropolis to ensure the general public adhere to government directives.
He said the taskforce will visit mosques and churches to ensure members of these facilities abide by the government orders.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday 15th March 2020 banned on all social gatherings including funerals, festivals, all religious activities, conferences and all other events that call for a mass gathering of people.
Ghana has recorded Eleven cases on coronavirus so far.
Source:AlhassanYakubu | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana