In the spirit of collaboration to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has partnered with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to engage staff of the Ghana Armed Forces on issues related to the pandemic. The participants came from various arms of the Ghana Armed Forces. They include the Air force, Army, Navy, and Civilian employees.
Resource persons from the Ghana Health Service, Mr. Nasiru Tanko Mohammed, Mr. Kisses Johnson, and Mrs. Ababio engaged the participants on “Overview of COVID-19, Deployment Strategies, Compliance, and Safety Protocols” “Communicating with COVID-19 Key Messages” and “Global and Context-Based FAQs of COVID-19”
The Communications and Corporate Affairs Director of NCCE, Mrs. Joyce Afutu expressed the Commission’s worry about the non-adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols by the general public despite continues public education by the NCCE and other institutions. She said the non-adherence of the safety protocols has caused the upsurge in the COVID-19 cases. She entreated Ghanaians to ignore circulating myths on the vaccine, participate in the vaccination process and complement it with the protocols in order for the country to achieve herd immunity.
The Acting Chief of Staff and Director General of Logistics of the Ghana Armed Forces, Brigadier General, Prince Osei Owusu, encouraged participants to be agents of change and COVID-19 Ambassadors.