As part of strengthening the measures to prevent escalation of COVID-19 cases, markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020 for a fumigation exercise.
According to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, this is necessary to rid the nation’s capital of any looming infestations.
She said a decision has already been arrived at by all stakeholders [market women] involved.
Ahead of the fumigation exercise, the Minister visited the various markets, assuring all and sundry that one hundred ‘Veronica’ buckets and other essential hygiene materials will be provided to enable market women adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the government.
“They have all agreed on Monday and I was happy. They all see that there is expediency in the matter and we have to do it quick… in the Greater Accra Region, markets will be closed on Monday,” she told the media.
She advised children to stay away from the market areas during the period of fumigation.