Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) of Asante-Akim Central, Susan Akomeah has revealed despite an increase in COVID-19 cases in the Ashanti Region, her municipality is yet to record a case.
According to her, the municipal assembly has received reports of persons who have shown some of the symptoms but tested negative after health officials took their samples for testing.
Responding to a question by the host, Samuel Owiredu Acheampong (2gah) on measures the assembly had put in place, the MCE said the assembly setup a committee and a task force who were responsible for educating the public about the virus and ensuring that citizens complied with safety protocols that were implemented.
She added the assembly procured veronica buckets and placed them at vantage points with water, soap and hand sanitizers.
According to her, the assembly also distributes nose masks periodically to townships under its jurisdiction.
Despite putting in place all these measures, the MCE said the municipality has just been ‘lucky’ not to record any cases.
“We have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 yet. I think we have been lucky because the preventive measures we implemented are no different from what other municipalities that have recorded cases did.” – she said on Me Mpasuaso on Salt 95.9 FM
The Ashanti Region currently has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the country. According to an update by the Ghana Health Service on Friday, June 6, 2020, the Ashanti Region had recorded 1,518 out of the 9,168 cases confirmed nationwide.