The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has issued a directive on COVID-19 safety protocols for the Party’s “Protest March for Justice”, slated for Tuesday, July 6 in Accra.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the NDC, in a statement to the organisers, and copied to Ashantibiz in Kumasi, encouraged the protestors to endeavour to observe all the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols.
“As we march for justice tomorrow, in protest against the growing levels of insecurity, lawlessness and impunity under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government, it is important that we endeavor to observe all the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols in the interest of the health of protestors and the nation at large,” it said.
It said this had become even more imperative, given the emergence of the deadly Delta Variant of the novel coronavirus in the country.
“I therefore, wish to urge the Organisers of tomorrow’s demonstration to ensure strict adherence by all protestors to the precautionary guidelines.”
It said all protestors should endeavor to wear face masks throughout the march – from the converging point to the end-point.
It urged them to observe social distancing at arms length between the rows of protesters and should be maintained throughout the march, while avoiding physical contact as much as possible.
“Protestors should endeavour to use hand sanitizers periodically in the course of the march,” it said.
“Protestors should wash their hands at the end-point of March before dispersing.”