What a political party’s delegates conference has got to do with unprotected s*x and the spread of HIV/AIDS, we are not so sure. But there is good news for free condom lovers who happen to be NPP delegates and would happen to be at the delegates conference set to take place this week in Koforidua. According to the Ghana AIDS Commision, the rate of new infections soar every time there is a political gathering or a funfair, hence the need to distribute condoms to the delegates who will be gathered in Koforidua this Saturday, hopefully, to reduce the rate of new infections that these gatherings often cause.
Ms. Golda Asante, Eastern Regional Technical Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit of Ghana AIDS Commission, told the media in Koforidua that the prevalence rate in the region has slightly reduced to 2.1, even though records show that there is a new infection recorded every single day. The Commission hopes that by distributing free condoms to the delegates, they would refrain from having unprotected s*ex and thus reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Meanwhile, it is reported that almost all the hotels in Kofordua and itsenvironss have been fully booked. Some hotel managers have disclosed that their rooms were booked over three month ago by the NPP regional cordinators. The manager at Capital Hill Hotel confirmed this to Citi News. “Yes, I can confirm that our facility has been fully booked for by the regional coordinators of the party as far back as 3 months ago. We are ready and prepared to receive visitors who will be coming and as such we have made adequate arrangements to meet all their expectations, strict security measures have been put in place to protect the visitors and their properties during their stay here for their Congress”, he said.
As at now, the hotels in Suhum, Nsawam Aburi, Adukrom, Somanya, Tafo, Kukurantumi, Nkurankai, Asokore Osiem, Bunso and their surroundings have all been booked. Over six thousand delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are expected to convene at the Koforidua Technical Institute on Saturday to elect their national leaders.