The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has announced the deployment of Zoomlion Disinfection Team to all Senior High Schools in the North Tongu Constituency to disinfects the school environment following the urgent extension of the Electoral Commission’s registration exercise to all Second Cycle Institutions across Ghana.
According to the Member of Parliament, though he opposed the strange and sudden decision taken by the Electoral Commission, he deems it necessary to take a very quick action to protect the lives of students, teachers the EC officials and others at the registration centres within his constituency against the novel Coronavirus.
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“Following the rather strange and sudden decision by the Electoral Commission to move into Senior High Schools and have students registered, I have today deployed our Zoomlion Disinfection Team at all the five Senior High Schools in my beloved constituency to carry out multiple daily disinfections and ensure that students, teaching/non-teaching staff, polling agents, EC officials, security personnel and the media are all kept safe and protected from COVID-19.” He announced.
The disinfection exercise according to the Member of Parliament, will be carried out at the Battor Senior High School (BASEC), Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School, Aveyime-Battor Senior High Technical School (ABAST), Doffor Senior High School (DORSEC) and Volo Senior High School (VOLOSEC) all in the North Tongu Constituency.
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The Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs Committee added that, despite the fact that he strongly opposed the decision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government to keep students in school in the midst of the dreaded Coronavirus which is devastating lives in schools, he thought it wise to rather protect the lives of the vulnerable students and teachers.
He added that, it appears President Akufo-Addo and his government is rather interested in getting votes from the vulnerable and innocent Ghanaian students than protecting their lives.
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“Even though I remain vehemently opposed to students being kept in school considering the worsening COVID-19 situation and how it now appears some politicians would rather place the votes they can harvest from these vulnerable young ones ahead of their safety and well-being; I believe in all good conscience to have contributed my little bit to keep the students in particular safe for now as we continue the advocacy to have schools closed just as Kenya and Nigeria did this week.”
Find below some pictures from the disinfection exercise.