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KMA Fights COVID-19 Stigma

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has made history by becoming the first Assembly in the country to ban the stigma against persons who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.

Led by Osei Assibey Antwi, the Kumasi Mayor, the KMA has officially launched the Anti-Stigma Campaign on Coronavirus in Kumasi to protect COVID-19 survivors.

As part of the campaign, the KMA would engage some known actors and actresses to put up a drama acted in the local dialects to educate the public to welcome those recovered from COVID-19.

Also, the KMA would engage the media to constantly educate the public about the need for the public to shun stigmatisation against those recovered from COVID-19.

Osei Assibey Antwi openly lamented over the reported cases of discrimination against those recovered from COVID-19 across the countyr and called for a stop to that.

The KMA, he noted, believes that those that got infected with the COVID-19 have done no wrong therefore the public should welcome them back after they have recovered.

According to him, it is his fervent hope that the assembly’s efforts to make life comfortable and easier for Covid-19 survivors would be supported by all and sundry.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s representative, the Manwerehene Boafuor Ossei Hyeaman Brantuo, charged journalists to sustain the Covid-19 education drive.

According to him, media practitioners have lived up to expectations in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, but said more is needed to be done to curb the virus.

Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, charged the people to continue to respect directives given by health professionals to stop the spread of the virus.

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