Arrest persons who breach COVID-19 protocols – GAR Minister to MMDAs

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to ensure that individuals or groups of persons who breach COVID-19 protocols are arrested, fined, or prosecuted to serve as a deterrent
to others.

Hon. Quartey who’s the Chairman of the Regional Security Council has further directed that all Security Councils in the various MMDAs should embark on routine checks at public
places i.e. schools, lorry stations, markets especially in trotros to ensure that there’s strict

The decision which was made in consultation with the Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee and the Regional Police Command follows the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region.

A statement signed by Hon. Quartey asked all MMDAs to collaborate with their
respective Police Commanders and other security apparatus in ensuring that all
activities associated with funerals are held in open airs spaces and it should not exceed
a duration of two (2) hours.

“All Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies should with immediate effect
reactivate their District Public Health Emergency Management Committees in the fight
against the pandemic. All Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) should as a matter of urgency start their sensitization programs on COVID-19 and its safety protocols as a wake-up call for all.”

It added: “The Regional Coordinating Council would continue to play its supervisory role
with random spot checks on all these public bans. However, we appeal to our revered traditional, political, religious, and opinion leaders to be at the forefront of this drive and campaign in order to curtail this steep increase of COVID-19 cases in the Region.”


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