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Tourism Minister Oteng Gyasi apologises for conflicting messages on consuming bars and eating places

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The Minister for Tourism Arts and Society Barbara Oteng Gyasi has rendered an unqualified apology to the general community for the conflicting statements from the Ministry and the Ghana Tourism Authority. 

On Monday Could 11, the Ghana Tourism Authority issued a statement making it possible for operators in the hospitality industry to reopen their firms.

The green light-weight was, however, subjected to “specified elevated cleanliness protocols” as perfectly as social distancing.

Nevertheless, The Tourism Ministry issued yet another statement to nullify the round introduced by the Tourism Authority.

According to the Ministry, places to eat, such as these in motels, and other eateries, cannot function dine-in solutions.

It said that they can carry on to function takeout and delivery products and services only.   

Talking to George Quaye on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM, the Minister said: “Let me initially apologise to the typical public and specially, our operators that the miscommunication may have impacted.

“I had studies from some of the drinking bars professing that, they experienced started out stocking up to get started operations right before the 2nd directive came”

She additional that “drinking bars can’t operate as long as the ban on those people actions have been extended to the close of May possibly.” 

When asked why they could not get the Tourism Authority to accurate the oversight as an alternative of issuing a conflicting statement, she claimed “the Ministry could have completed that but regretably, at the position in time, we could not get to the management of the Ghana Tourism Authority to do this.

“And in see of the present confusion in the general public area, we imagined that we would just stage in and accurate it. There is no hurt, we are a single entity.”

She also dismissed reviews that the performing CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyeman, experienced been fired for the mishap.

“There’s definitely absolutely nothing to that influence. I assume that it was a authentic blunder that was built,” she said.



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