GFA, Prampram residents clash over use of Ghanaman Centre as coronavirus isolation facility

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Some angry Youth of Prampram are demonstrating against the Ghana FA's decision to offer the Prampram Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence for use as a coronavirus isolation centre.

This comes barely 24 hours after the Ghana Football Association announced that they will be willing to give the 1000-bed facility to the government should the need arise for them to use it in the fight against the pandemic.

In a statement released yesterday, the GFA said: “Through our Medical Committee, we have gotten in touch with the authorities to make them aware that our facility at Prampram is available for use,” said General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo.

“The Centre of Excellence is spacious and we think, the facility can be of great help to the government in this challenging time.”

When approved, the Centre could serve patients from Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions, taking into consideration its strategic location.

However, some youth in Prampram say they won't allow the government to use the facility which is in their community.

They claim it would be dangerous for their families if infected patients are brought there since the disease is highly infectious and contagious.

The government has in the last couple of days struggled to find places to use as isolation centres as Ghana’s case count rises.

This week, some residents in Cape Coast protested alleged plans to use the St. Augustine's College as an isolation centre.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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