As part of measures to fight Coronavirus, Assembly members in the Kwahu West Municipality and Kwahu South District of Eastern Region have vowed to stop people from using the Kwahu Mountain for fitness walk.
Most youth in Kwahu as part of exercising their body on Saturday and Sunday dawn walk from Nkawkaw in the Kwahu West to Atibie, Obomeng, Obo and Mpraeso in Kwahu South District.
The number of these youth who involve in such fitness walk according to health expert is dangerous during this period of fighting Coronavirus.
Speaking on Nkawkaw-based Agoo FM, Assembly Member for Nsuta Electoral Area, a suburb of Nkawkaw (Kwahu West) and Assembly Member for Obomeng Electoral (Kwahu South) Hon Isaac Kofi Onwona and Eric Oware Agyapong appealed to the youth to put on hold their fitness walk on the mountain until further notice.
According to them, due to the huge number, the youth cannot practice social or physical distancing which is a source of worry.
The Assembly members claim they have on several occasions advised the youth to stop but they never listen hence they have informed the two Municipal District Chief Executives Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo (Kwahu West MCE) and Emmanuel Attah Ofori Snr (Kwahu South) to put measures in place to stop them.
“You cannot use nose masks during fitness walk and they are not practicing social distancing. We are pleading with them because the exercise could be done at home, you should adhere to the call for your own benefits. Since the Two DCE’s have been informed, arrests will be made from tomorrow (Saturday). We don’t want anyone to be arrested so all must comply with this directive’’ they told host Obaahemaa Yaa Mirekua.
Kwahu West, West Akim, and Suhum are the new Municipalities in Eastern Region that have recorded confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
Nkawkaw the municipal Capital of Kwahu West has recorded 3 confirmed cases (1 of the patients is from Kumasi) while West Akim and Suhum have recorded a positive case each.