VICE Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has stated that they were closely monitoring the disinfection and fumigation exercises being carried out by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in the various public and private basic, senior high and tertiary educational institutions and government agencies in the government’s fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID -19) pademic in the country.
Prof Owusu, who doubles as the Chairman of the Vice Chancellors of Ghana, noted that it was important for Zoomlion to take its exercise seriously to actualise the government’s efforts in making the basic and senior high schools, churches and tertiary educational institutions to be safe from Covid-19 infection.
He said as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo eased restrictions of the public gathering, it was relevant to ensure Zoomlion does a good job.
He lamented that bed-bugs were a nuisance in the University of Ghana.
The VC of University of Ghana made thes remarks at the launch of government of Ghana disinfection of public and private universities to get rid of COVID-19 on the campuses of the universities at the University of Ghana, Legon, in Accra on Wednesday.
It comes after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo partially eased restrictions on social gathering, and also asked schools and universities to re-open, beginning June 15, 2020, to allow for final-year university, SHS and JHS students to resume classes.
On her part, the Managing Director (MD) of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs Florence LARBI, assured that her outfit would ensure that a good and effective work was done to complement the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, indicated his outfit’s commiment and readiness to support Zoomlion and other waste management companies to disinfecte and fumigate basic, secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the country.
He charged all the head of educational institutions and municipal/district chief executives to engage with the respective directors of education to monitor the exercise in schools under their jurisdictions.