The Minister of the Savannah Region Hon. Adam Salifu Braimah has paid a one day working visit to the Bole- Chache border on Wednesday 18th March, 2020 to ascertain the preparedness of the authorities at the Ghana Cote D’Ivoire border to prevent the possible entry into Ghana by victims of the Coronavirus.

The Minister who was in the company of the District Chief Executives (DCE’s) for Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba as well as the Bole District Health Director visited the Immigration Service Department offices at Chache.

Speaking during the visit, Hon. Adam Braimah said he was impressed with the efforts made by the officials of the Immigration Service Department in helping to prevent the deadly coronavirus from entering Ghana from the borders.
He said even though the region is yet to fully put in place all the necessary measures such a quarantine facility to house suspected victims, the authorities are doing a very marvelous job by putting in place some hand sanitizers for people coming into and leaving Ghana through the borders.

He however said his worry is the unapproved routes that people may use into Ghana which he said must be properly looked into by the officers of the Immigration service.

The minister and his entourage were taken round an accommodation facility to house nurses who will soon be posted in the coming days to help in screening people passing through the border.

A screening and quarantine facility will also be renovated to help in the process of combating the disease.

Hon. Adam Braimah in the course of the visit presented to the Immigration Service Department at the border 2 thermometer guns that reads the temperature of any person passing through the border.

The DCE for Bole Veronica Alele Herming  thanked the minister and his entourage for the visit and assured the minister of renovating the accommodation facilities for the nurses who will be posted to the border post.

Earlier on Tuesday 17th March, 2020, the Savannah Regional minister had paid a working visit to the Mole National Park to see what the authorities of the park are putting in place to stop the spread of the disease since people from all walks of lives visits the facility on daily basis. 

At the Mole National park, the minister and his entourage were taken through hand washing and sanitizer application both at the entrance and at the information center. 

Mr. Ali Mahama, Manager of the Mole National Park during a briefing told the minister about their readiness of his outfit has taken notice of the President’s directive and that of the Wold Health Organization (WHO) and have put measures in place from their resources to protect visitors to the park as well as their staff. 

He said workers of the park have been trained on safety measures and protocols. 
Mr. Ali Mahama further said management of the park will erect stands in vantage places within the park where they will place water tanks and disinfectants to enhance what they are doing and appealed for support to purchase protective gowns, nose masks and hand gloves from the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council, government and other bodies. 

The minister though happy with measures put in place by the Management of the park so far directed the Municipal Health Director of West Gonja to ensure a nurse is stationed at the entrance of the park to take visitors through screening protocols. 
He presented to the Mole National  Park authorities a thermometer gun to help check the temperature of visitors into the park.

The Mole National park is home to Tourists across the world and is at the center of the region which makes residents of the region especially Damongo worried it could be a source for the introduction of the Corona virus into the region.

Source. Zion Abdul- Rauf