Ghana Meteorological Agency Urges Citizens to Protect Themselves Amidst Worsening Air Quality

Ghana Meteorological Agency Urges Citizens to Protect Themselves Amidst Worsening Air Quality
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Written by Afua Amankwanowa


The Ghana Meteorological Agency has issued a warning to Ghanaians as the air quality in Accra has been ranked as the worst in the world on the Air Quality Index. This concerning ranking comes amidst the ongoing harmattan season, which exacerbates the risks of contracting diseases.


Felicity Ahianyo, the Head of the Central Analysis and Forecasting Unit of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, emphasized the importance of wearing protective nose masks to shield against the harmful effects of dust. The agency highlights that the dust particles in Ghana's airspace can lead to the spread of dust-related diseases.


As the harmattan season continues, it is crucial for individuals to prioritize their health and take necessary precautions. Wearing nose masks can significantly reduce the risk of inhaling harmful particles and safeguard against potential health hazards.


The Ghana Meteorological Agency advises citizens to remain vigilant and proactive in protecting themselves during this period. By following the recommended guidelines and wearing protective nose gear, Ghanaians can minimize the impact of the deteriorating air quality and ensure their well-being.

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