Coronavirus: Railway Minister Commiserates With Three Paramouncies In The Eastern Region

Joe Ghartey, Railways Development Minister, has visited the chiefs and people of Akwamu, Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo Traditional Areas in the Eastern Region, following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Ghartey, who was accompanied on his tour by Mr Kwaku Agyenim Boateng, a Deputy Minister of Railways Development and Mr Eric Kwakye Daffour, the Eastern Regional Minister, paid courtesy calls on Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Omanhene of Akwamu Traditional Area; and Nene Sakite II, the Konor of Manya Krobo Traditional Area at their palaces at Akwamufie and Odumase Krobo respectively.

The delegation also met some chiefs from the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area at the Yilo Krobo District Assembly in Somanya.

It would be recalled that early this month, the Eastern Region recorded its first case of COVID-19 in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, when the patient, who is an Indian working with the company constructing the Tema-Mpakadan railway line, returned to Ghana after a visit to his home country.

So far, the number of COVID-19 cases within the Region along the Tema-Mpakadan railway enclave has risen above 20, of which all have being quarantined at AFCON camp B at Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.

Mr Ghartey, who offered COVID-19 relief items (such as veronica buckets, small-size basins, gallons of liquid soap and detergents, rice and gallons of cooking oil) to the three paramouncies, said the nation would rise to the challenge and overcome the outbreak.