The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly will embark on a mass disinfection exercise at the various markets, lorry parks and public toilets in the Tamale metropolis in the northern region. 

This is phase two of the national disinfection exercise spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

The two day exercise will start on Sunday 26 July, 2020, when all shops across the major markets and lorry parks in Tamale will be fumigated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mayor of Tamale Mr Musah Iddrisu Superior

The metro assembly has therefore directed operators of the lorry parks and shop owners within the metropolis to close down their businesses.

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly in a statement copied to THE CUSTODIAN advised the general public to stay away from these public places to allow the execution of the mass disinfection exercise.  

“All traders in the various markets and transport operators at various lorry parks within the Metropolis are therefore by this press release informed not to open their shops in the markets and stay away from the various lorry parks on the whole day of Sunday 26th July, 2020 to allow for the mass disinfection exercise to be executed” the statement added.

The assembly also announced a cleanup exercise will be organized the following day Monday 27 July, 2020. 

This is expected to last up to 12 midday.

According to the City Authorities, “Thereafter, the traders and transport operators can resume their businesses”.

The authorities further urged the general public and business operators to cooperate during the two day exercise.