The Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), with the support of Oxfam, an international donor organization has educated over 1000 citizens on the harmful effects on ignoring the COVID-19 protocols.
According to Mr. Kwame Lan Tugbenu, the Metro Director of the NCCE, the education was conducted in Churches, disability groups, and communities within the Metropolis.
He said the awareness-raising Campaign on the COVID-19 pandemic started in July to deepen public consciousness about the prevention and management of the virus, including Government measures and directives in response to the pandemic in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
He stated that COVID -19 was not a myth and that the disease could attack any group of people.
“The disease is transmitted through a droplet and can be picked up from touching surfaces which had already been infected with associated symptoms, including fever; a running nose; cough; sore throat; shortness of breath; – body pains; headache and loss of smell”.
Some participants called for more awareness despite the decrease in the trend of infection in the country.
Community members were sensitized on the need to observe all government regulations on the disease by Miss Vida Ashley Amanor, Civic Education Officer.
Some nose masks and hand sanitizers were distributed by the commission to the participants.
Ms. Rita Adu-Cheremeh – Assistant Civic Education Officer and Ms. Enyonam Blekotse, Chief Field Officer also conducted Dawn and dusk education as well as Market education on COVID-19.