The Honourable Member of Parliament for the Kwahu Afram Plains North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Betty Krosby Mensah has organised a two days tour to the Digya Island in the Afram Plains North District.
The tour which started on Monday April 20 and ended on Tuesday April 21 was aimed at educating the indigens of the Island on the Covid19 outbreak.
Speaking with the various communities, the honourable Member of Parliament touched on the possible causes, symptoms, effects and means of preventing the spread of the pandemic.
“The Covid19 is a deadly disease which has taken many lives across the globe. As I am speaking with you, Ghana as a country has recorded 1042 cases with 9 deaths. The Eastern and Volta Regions have recorded 54 and 9 cases respectively. Your lives are necessary hence I have decided to take it upon myself to come and educate you all on the pandemic” she said.
The MP visited 7 communities on the Island with the promise of going back soon to tour the other remaining communities.
She also donated veronica buckets, sets of hand sanitisers, liquid soaps among others to the various communities visited.
The Honourable member also urged market women who visit Abotoase and Kwamekrom all in the Biakoye District of the Oti Region to always use hand sanitisers whenever they visit the market and never forget to wash their hands with soap and running water when they return home.
It was observed that, apart from Kwaku Dade and Papaso Bator, where some safety precautions such as regular hand washing and social distancing were taken serious, the rest of the communities never took the pandemic as seriously as expected of them.
Hon. Betty also took the opportunity to advice the people to always draw the attention of stakeholders whenever they witness some symptoms of the Covid19.
The MP with her team visited Edrakpota, Kwaku Dade, Manchari, CK Kope, Akwetey Kope, Papaso Bator and Dodi all on the Digya Island.