The Savannah Regional Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Issaka Zitor, has commended the government for providing the Commission with vehicles to intensify public education in fighting COVID-19 Pandemic.
He further lauded the efforts of the government for backing in fight of the Pandemic with laws and appropriate logistics.
Mr. Zitor who made the commendation in an interview with Yagbon Radio in Bole, pointed out that the provision of a vehicle boosted their work in the Region, adding that they now visit many communities on daily basis.
Touching on stigma attached with the disease, Mr. Zitor said nobody is immune from the virus and indicated” The Covid-19 is no respecter of persons and you can catch it no matter your status or where you live “and hence advised people not stigmatize patients who have recovered from the virus but rather embrace them into our societies.
He said the Commission’s public education took them to churches, mosques, markets, selected apprenticeship shops in the region and explained that the public education by the Commission was mainly on observation of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, especially wearing of nose masks and and social distancing.
He cautioned the public that COVID-19 was real and asked that they protected themselves and others by wearing nose masks when they were in public places, stressing that it was an offence punishable by law not to wear a nose mask in public.
Mr. Zitor, said the major challenge the Commission was facing in the region was recalcitrant people not wearing nose masks and ensuring social distancing especially in the markets and wedding ceremonies.
He was however hopeful that with the public education on the importance of wearing nose masks and social distancing, the situation would change.
The Regional Director was in the company of the Bole District Director of NCCE Mr. Stephen Ebo Koomson and Mr Alidu Sumani also with the Bole District Commission.