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Regional News of Friday, 3 July 2020

Source: thezongomail.com

Zongo Girls for Education organises COVID-19 campaign in Tamale Zongos

The Zongo Girls for Education (Zonged GH) has, in partnership with the Zongo Development Fund (ZODF) taken its COVID-19 sensitization campaign to Tamale in the Northern Region.

Zonged GH visited Zongos in parts of the Tamale to educate people on the various preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.

The NGO, has since the outbreak of the pandemic in Ghana in March, been engaged in various activities aimed at sensitizing and educating people, especially the zongo populace, about COVID 19.

The 3-month long campaign has covered several zongo communities in Kumasi, Accra and Tamale.

Communication has taken the form of radio and television engagements, print and web publications, door-to-door education and social media advocacy in a bid to ensure that people are informed about the infection, prevention and control protocols of COVID 19.

Issues of stigmatization have also been addressed and the team is continuously making efforts to get people to adhere to safety measures.

As the campaign approaches an end, the team intends to organize a final assessment and education exercise, the Executive Director of Zonged GH, Safia Abdallah Raabo has disclosed.

While in Tamale, the team visited the house of the Zongo chief, Alhaji Shehu Abdul Mummin Delhu, who is also a board member of the ZODF, to introduce themselves and solicit for his support in campaigning against COVID 19 in the area.

The team also engaged the Sagnerigu chief, Naa Abdulai Yakubu, who commended efforts that have been made so far, urged the team to continue its good work and also emphasized the need for more education and sensitization.

As part of their engagements, the team used the mass media to reach out to several people by visiting local radio and television stations for interactive sessions and practical demonstration of handwashing.

Zonged GH distributed nose masks and hand sanitizers to a number of people at places they visited.

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