As part of efforts to help prevent the outbreak of cholera in the Central Region, particularly the Agona West Municipality, a group calling itself Indigenous Caterers in the municipality is embarking on a massive education and sensitization campaign for all food vendors in the area on proper hygiene, sanitation and food safety.

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A leading member of the group, Mad. HajiaFatiSulley who briefed The Moment on the move said it is intended to protect the image of the Agona West Municipality as the neatest MMDA in the Central Region and also to prevent the outbreak of the pandemic in the area.

According to her, the group is embarking on the exercise in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly as well as the Sanitary Inspection Directorate of the Town Council to ensure that food vendors adopt proper hygiene procedures in the preparation and sale of their foods to the public, and also abide by laid down norms and practices in the course of their work.

Mad. HajiaFatiSulley who is the Proprietor of Big Time Restaurant in AgonaSwedru and Treasurer of the defunct Traditional Caterers Associationin the town however attributed the zero recording of the cholera pandemic in the Agona West Municipality to the proper disposal of waste by the Assembly, but stressed that the group will not rest on its oars, especially in the wake of the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Since the outbreak of the disease in the country over three months ago, the Grater Accra and Ashanti have been the most hit Regions, with Greater Accra recording the highest cases of deaths.

 

By: Robert Ayanful

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