Centre for National Culture intensifies COVID-19 awareness at market centres

Centre for National Culture intensifies COVID-19 awareness at market centres

Mrs. Alima Kala, Greater Accra Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has expressed worry over public disregard for COVID-19 protocols in the country.

She has, therefore, asked all citizens to observe the safety protocols as the “Delta Variant” of the virus continued to take more lives.

Mrs Kala stressed this point while addressing participants at the COVID-19 nationwide awareness campaign held at some market centres in Accra recently.

The campaign themed: “Mask Up, COVID-19 down”, used cultural performances by some students from selected Greater Accra Senior High Schools to drum home the message about the COVID-19 spread.

Students of Holy Trinity, Kinbu and Osu Presbyterian Senior High Schools participated in the event held at the Tema Station, Madina, Ashaiman and Dodowa markets.

The performances were done in different local dialects to help the public further understand the key preventive measures to help curb the spread of the disease.

Mrs. Kala said market places were potential hotspots for the spread of the virus hence the effort to extend the awareness to these business centres.

While urging traders to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols, she said the CNC would continue to adopt strategies to intensify awareness about the deadly disease.

Madam Edna Nyame, Executive Director of National Commission on Culture also indicated that the low compliance with safety protocol was counterproductive and urged stakeholders and law enforcers not to relent on their effort in combating the disease.

“We must adhere strictly to the safety protocols because the pandemic is real and now more contagious with the new variant,” she said.

By Alfred Nii Arday Ankrah

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