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Sorry for Tourism Authority, Ministry’s conflicting statements on bars, dining establishments – Barbara Oteng Gyasi

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Tourism Minister Barbara Oteng Gyasi has apologised for the conflicting statements her business office and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) place out previous week.

On Monday, May 11, the Authority issued a statement allowing operators in the hospitality field to reopen their enterprises.

The inexperienced mild was, nonetheless, subjected to “specified elevated hygiene protocols” as well as social distancing.

Even so, the Tourism Ministry issued another statement to nullify the press launch by GTA.

Ministry clarified that dining establishments (such as all those in hotels) and other eateries, cannot function dine-in products and services. It mentioned that they can go on to function takeout and delivery expert services only.

Speaking on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM, on Saturday, she stated that following the statement from GTA she had listened to reports that some of the ingesting bars experienced begun stocking up to start operations though the president’s directives explained usually.

“Let me initial apologise to the general general public and in particular, our operators that the miscommunication may perhaps have impacted,” she instructed George Quaye, host of the clearly show.

Mrs Oteng Gyasi preserved that consuming bars cannot work as very long as the ban on public functions has been extended to the conclude of Might.

The Tourism Minister stated that when issuing their statement later on in the week, the ministry was unable to get keep of the management at GTA to concern them and perform on the way ahead.

The two statements may have perplexed the normal general public but an fast correction was needed to avert the aftermath that may possibly come with opening, she stated.

The Minister included that “there is no damage, we are a person entity. The ministry, the regulator, all the businesses below the ministry, we do the job jointly.”

She also discredited rumours becoming speculated that the performing CEO of the GTA Akwasi Agyeman, had been fired for the mishap.



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