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General News of Thursday, 30 April 2020


Coronavirus: Isolation Center to be sited at Odupong Ofaakor get push back from locals

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Chiefs and elders of Odupong-Ofaakor in the central region are protesting against the use of the Odupong Senior High School as an isolation center for COVID-19 patients.

According to them, the Municipal Chief Executive and the Municipal Director of Education failed to dialogue with the traditional authorities before taking the decision.

Speaking to local radio station, Pink FM, Spokesperson for the Ofaakor Traditional Council, Dr Kofi Akotuah Obeng who doubles as the Board Chairman of the school questioned why the assembly failed to engage the traditional authorities on such a critical matter.

He suggested, that, the government stick to the use of the Pentecost Convention Center.

Some indigenes of the town who besieged the premises of the school amidst the chanting of war songs expressed their resolve to kick against any move to use the school.

They fear should the current decision be made to stand, a patient could possibly escape quarantine or isolation and spread the disease in the township