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15 traders arrested for breaching lockdown directive

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The Ashanti Regional Law enforcement Command has arrested some 15 traders at Kumasi for defying orders not to trade at the ‘Dr Mensah market’.

According to the Command’s General public Relations Officer, ACP Gordon Ahianyo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Authority, Osei Assibey Antwi, noticed that traders and their shoppers were being not practising the basic safety measures specially social distancing and ordered its closure on Monday, March 30.

On the other hand, some headstrong current market girls on Wednesday breached
the directive and have been picked up for interrogation.

“Since the assembly has closed that specific current market [Dr
Mensah market] then it must be observed, no person ought to go there.

“Other markets are opened and we are seeking to regulate and notice actions to make certain that they observe all the security protocols.”

ACP Ahianyo indicated that the arrested traders will be produced to indication a bond of superior behaviour to serve as a caution to them and some others.

“They will not be arraigned prior to caught, for the reason that this workout is a humanitarian operation. It is not about we preventing the community, we have to use some form of ‘soft blows’ and ‘human face’ in dealing with some of these conditions,” he mentioned.

He also recommended inhabitants in the locked-down regions to adhere to all directives stipulated by the govt to support consist of and fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

President, Nana Akufo-Addo in a televised deal with on Friday, March 27, imposed restriction of motion on the Bigger Accra Location, Better Kumasi metropolis and some components of the Central Region for two months.

It has been three days due to the fact the lockdown took influence in these urban places.



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