Waste Management giant Zoomlion, in collaboration with some key media groups, has disinfected the University of Cape Coast as part of it’s corporate social responsibility for humanitarian purposes.
The corporate mass disinfection and fumigation exercise is also meant to control and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on campuses.
Earlier, institutions such as the University of Ghana, Legon, Central University College, Koforidua Technical University, Pentecost University, University of Professional Studies and the Accra Technical University have benefited from this initiative.
Speaking to newsmen after the disinfection exercise at the University of Cape Coast, Vector Control Coordinator for Zoomlion, Mr Gideon Sogbey urged the University to continue observing the protocols that will help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
” I want to tell the school authorities to take this issue of Covid -19 very critical in as much as possible they must try and observe all the protocols that entail in preventing the spread of
Covid -19 as espoused by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO),” he said.
According to him, the exercise, which is an intervention by Zoomlion and the media, will continue in other public and private institutions.
“We have identified other universities and will soon visit them so far so good we have been able to disinfect about six public universities in Ghana,we have gone to University of Ghana, UPSA, Accra Technical University, Central University among others and today we are in UCC but the scope of work today involves all lecture halls, bungalows, streets and other places,” the Vector Control Coordinator told newsmen.
Acting Head of Public Affairs of the University, Kwabena Antwi Konadu, indicated that the university has put in place a Rapid Response Committee that will roll out strategies and measures to keep safe the students when they return from the break.
“The university has set up a Rapid Response Commitee that will help draw strategies and measures that will help mitigate the spread of the virus on campus and this Commitee will work with university authorities,” the Acting Head of Public Affairs said.
He also called on Ghanaians to rather give hope and support to front line workers in the fight against the coronavirus, adding that the University will come back fully and continue with it’s academic work.
“We must stop stigmatisation and rather support frontline workers and also observe the physical distance,” he added.
In all, a total of 48 motorised spraying machines were used in the exercise
as well as one thermal fogger and two fogger mounted machines and one road sprayer.