The exercise forms part of the national effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus which has become a global health challenge.
The Supervisors for the exercise, together with the disinfection team of not less than 80 personnel assembled at the Supreme Court premises early Thursday, April, 9, 2020 in their spraying apparel, to perform a task assigned by their leadership, as part of their corporate social responsibility.
The following places were disinfected: The Supreme Court Building (which houses the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal), the Administration Block and the Judges Block as well as surrounding compound including the Car Park, the Relocation Block, the Fast Track Court Building, Former Land Court Building and Former Commercial Court Building. The Law Court Complex was also not left out in the disinfection exercise.
The Coordinator for the Zoomlion Voluntary Disinfection Exercise, Madam Lola Asiseh Ashitey explained that the exercise was specifically targeted at killing germs including the corona virus and not insects. According to her, “there are different exercises attempted at killing different things”. She added “what we are doing now is a disinfection exercise, aimed at making this place conducive for work, so that if someone came here infected with the virus, we can all feel safe after the disinfection exercise.” She however entreated all to observe the health protocols that have been put in place to keep safe; such as regular handwashing with soap under running water, use of sanitizers and observance of social distancing.
The Judicial Secretary, Ms. Cynthia Pamela A. Addo, was full of praise for Zoomlion and its partners for the disinfection exercise, which was at no cost to the Judicial Service. “On behalf of the Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Anin Yeboah and the Judicial Service of Ghana, we are extremely grateful to Zoomlion for this disinfection exercise, which is at no cost to us”, she remarked.
The President of Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) Mr. Alex Nartey was equally grateful to Judicial Service’s Management and Zoomlion for the initiative and hoped that it would be extended to the courts and offices of the Judicial Service countrywide. “We commend Management for the effort and Zoomlion for that generous offer. We pray that this intervention will be extended to every court in Ghana so that together, we win the fight against the novel COVID-19” Mr. Nartey appealed.