The Municipal Health Director of Tano North Municipality, Ms. Eva Aryee, has disclosed that out of 33 suspected COVID-19 samples taken in Duayaw Nkwanta Township for testing, eight tested positive, 18 tested negative and the results of the seven are yet to be released.
She disclosed further that the municipality has not recorded any COVID-19 related death, adding that one person has recovered from the disease.
Ms Aryee said this when authorities of the Municipal Assembly met its Technical Unit at Duayaw Nkwanta.
The Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Eric Anarfie, advised staff of the Assembly not to use COVID-19 as a smokescreen to absent themselves from work.
He said to contain the spread of the virus in the second wave, the Assembly has adopted shift system to rotate staff attendance to avoid crowding and maintain social distance at the office, a situation some workers may exploit to absent themselves from work.
He, therefore, urged the staff to be punctual during their shift term and observe the Covid-19 protocols.
On his part, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Ernest Kwarteng, urged Heads of Departments to give out their best to achieve the 2021 targets and lauded them for achieving the assembly’s 2020 targets.
The Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr. Godfred Ezena, hinted that his attention has been drawn to an abandoned Soya Beans Factory on Duayaw Nkwanta – Techimantia road due to lack of raw material.
He promised to deploy Agricultural Extension Officers to the area to train farmers to go into soya beans farming to feed the factory.
Agyeman K. Barnie, ISD