Two non governmental organizations, Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) and Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFP) has appealled to the general public to assist the government amidst the fight against the Coronavirus by observing social distancing, washing of hands under running water, and proper hand sanitizing in order not to contract the deadly virus.
According to the Executive Director of Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) Mr Bernard Guri indicated that the fight against the pandemic is a global issue hence all hands should be on desk in the fight against the virus.
He stressed that though they are not under the health directorate but the activities of the NGO’s are affected in the aspect of laborers which affects farming activities hence all persons should help fight the virus.
Meanwhile, the Executive director of Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFP) with the headquarters at Forikrom in the Techiman North district in the Bono East region who doubles as the Twafohene in the Forikrom traditional council Nana Kwao Adams lamented that due to the ban imposed on social activities like Church, Schools, funerals, wedding and others communities are widely affected stressing that Apour festival was not even observed due to the virus hence people should be ware of the virus and protect themselves.
He advised Nananom to do whatever it takes to teach their people how to go by the rules and regulations needed to prevent the virus since without people leadership is nothing adding that farmers are in a hectic need of laborers but due to the COVID 19 pandemic, laborers are no longer traveling to assist them with their services in farms which prompted the two NGO’s :CIKOD and ABOFAP to train people how to protect themselves in order to get out of the disease.
Moreover, the medical director at the Forikrom health Centre who is in charge of the health facility, Mr Louis Amoako Yeboah tasked Ghanaians to wear the nose masks and observe the social distance protocols and stay at home when nothing is to be done in town and also wash thier hands with soap under running water and proper hand sanitizing in order not to spread the virus.
He was very optimistic that when such activities are observed, Coronavirus would be a thing of the past.
Story by: Kwadwo Ofosu Baffoe (Techiman)