Member of Parliament for the North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has partnered with waste management conglomerate Zoomlion Ghana to sanitize all polling stations in his constituency.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has commenced a nationwide exercise to register all qualified citizens ahead of the December 7 general elections.

MP Okudzeto Ablakwa partners with Zoomlion to disinfect all polling stations in his constituency twice daily
MP Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa with some Zoomlion officials

As a result, to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the former deputy minister of Education has decided to lead the way by employing the services of Zoomlion to disinfect all polling stations in his constituency twice every day.

Sharing the new initiative on his twitter timeline, he wrote:

Happy to announce that I have secured a successful partnership with Zoomlion to disinfect twice daily all polling stations in my beloved constituency throughout the period of the EC’s mass voter registration.

It is my hope that this latest initiative will enhance safety conditions as we combine efforts to defeat the marauding COVID-19. Nobody deserves to contract the corona only because they were attempting to register to vote for me as MP and H.E. John Mahama as President or any other candidate.

MP Okudzeto Ablakwa partners with Zoomlion to disinfect all polling stations in his constituency twice daily
Zoomlion carrying out disinfection exercise at a polling station in the North Tongu constituency

Ghana’s Coronavirus case count is currently at 19,388 with 117 deaths and 14,330; active cases stand at 4,941.

The new voter registration is spanning from June 30 to August 6 with the EC expected to register approximately 17million citizens.

The exercise has begun in phases and there is a movement plan the commission is using in the registration process with strict adherence to the Coronavirus-induced restrictions which are not being obeyed anyway.