COVID-19: STMA To Disinfect Markets In The Metropolis On April 6

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly will on Monday, April 6, 2020 close down the Takoradi Market Circle, Sekondi, Kojokrom and other community markets to business activities for disinfection spraying exercise.

The Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market will be closed to the public on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12 noon to enable Ghana Fire Service flush the drains in preparation to the disinfection exercise.

The exercise according to the release signed by John Laste, the Public Relations Officer for STMA forms part of government’s programme to disinfest all markets and other public areas across the country following the recorded cases of COVID 19 pandemic in the country. In the Metropolis, the exercise is expected to cover all the markets and other public areas such as transport terminals, events ground, drains and others.

In all, one hundred and twenty-five (125) sprayers are expected to undertake the exercise in the Metropolis. The spraying will commence simultaneously in all the markets at 6.00am and expected to end by midday. All the markets will be opened to the public on Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Traders especially dealers in food related items in all the markets are advised to remove their wares to safer locations or properly cover them with strong polythene or rubber materials to avoid contaminations.

The Assembly is however appealing to all traders in the various markets and the general public to cooperate and stay away from the areas to be sprayed during the exercise.

Credit: Patrick Ennimil Arthur


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