The coronavirus pandemic that has taken the world by storm is a very dangerous virus which require extraordinary measures to keep safe as an individuals and as a collective. The situation is serious when in a group as the experts say the virus is spread by human to human contacts and currently there are no vaccines to treat or tackle it. The deadly effects of the virus on countries worldwide is visible to all as even citizens of the developed and most medically advanced countries are dying in the their thousands.
In Ghana the government took early steps to forestall the importation of the virus and also put in place protocols or measures to prevent the community spread of the virus among the population.
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College as an International Centre of Excellence in the training of middle level military officers and some personnel of MMDAs reacted very quickly to the protocols put in place by government. The Commandant, Real Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour spear-headed the implementation of the protocols. He ordered that national service personnel and batmen cease coming to College, stopped all non-essential workers from coming to work and created rooms to accommodate very essential workers such as cooks, water tanker drivers etc in the College. The aim of this was to stop them mixing with people in trotros and taxis which might be the source of importing the virus to the College.
The Commandant quickly ordered the purchase and deployment over 30 veronica buckets, tissue towel and hand washing soaps at all entries and exits to the College, lecture and dining halls, offices, the library etc. The College bought 4 temperature guns and made face makes for staff and students alike. Other measures put in place to ensure the prevention of the importation of the virus into the College was the ban on non-essential visits and disinfection of feet and cars at the main entrance to the College.
Some partners of the College also have come onboard to enhance the protocols put in place to ensure the safety of staff and students.
COMMANDANT THANKING THE MD AND DEPUTY OF B-HEALTH CONSULT FOR THE DONATIONS
B-Health Consult Company Limited a Pharmacy, Diagnostic and Health Counselling outfit based in Kumasi donated two (2) hand pumps and one Hundred 200ml Alcohol Hand Rub Sanitizers and Chlorine to the College on Wednesday 23 April 2020. The items were handed over by the Managing Director of B-Health Consult, Mr Kwasi Safo Boakye to the Commandant.
MR KWASI SAFO BOAKYE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF B-HEALTH CONSULT PRESENTING THE ITEMS TO THE COMMANDANT REAR ADMIRAL MOSES BEICK-BAFFOUR.
Also on Saturday 25 April 2020 JOSPONG Group of Companies through its sanitation agency, Zoomlion Ghana Limited disinfected or sprayed GAFCSC.
PERSONNEL OF ZOOMLION MIXING CHEMICALS FOR THE SPRAYING
The disinfection was done in all lecture halls, syndicate rooms, streets, lawns, offices and the College Canteen. The Company also donated Four Hundred face masks to argument what the College has earlier procured.
ZOOMLION TRUCK SPRAYING THE STREETS IN GAFCSC
On Friday 8 May Forestry Commission donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the College. The items included 150 Surgical Masks, 20 Thermometre Guns and 40 Gowns with head covers.