The National Hospitality Association of Ghana (NHAG) has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to take into consideration reopening places to eat for company as a make any difference of urgency.
In accordance to them, their businesses have endured terribly from government’s efforts to curb the unfold of the coronavirus, and that if the ban is not lifted before long, it could possibly guide to more damage for the Tourism field.
In a assertion signed by the Executive Secretary of the NHAG, Theodore Dzeble, the NHAG expressed their displeasure about the re-closure of eating places and hotels by the Minister of Tourism, Society and Inventive Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi hardly hrs soon after the Ghana Tourism Authority experienced supplied them the green light to run.
“While we assist and even commend the authorities for the daring and progressive ways it has taken to safeguard the wellness, wellbeing and security of every single Ghanaian in the fight against the coronavirus, these steps instantly impact negatively on the hospitality industry maybe extra than any other sector of our economic system, and major factors, exemptions and monetary assist would be expected urgently to revamp the field,” the statement read through.
They are for that reason contacting on governing administration to freeze exiting levies and taxes on the industry in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic time period.
“In addition, we are contacting on federal government to subsidize utility tariffs by 65%, lessen import duty on foods and beverages, and prepare with the Social Stability and National Coverage Trust (SSNIT) to shell out 50 p.c of the salaries of our staff, the vast majority of whom have been rendered jobless as a result of the shutdown.”
They further known as on authorities to back its guarantee of facilitating a 6 thirty day period moratorium on lender loans with tangible action and motivate landlords to suspend industrial lease throughout the period of time of inactivity to lessen the stress on proprietors.
In accordance to the NHAG, they are all set and geared up to adhere to the rigorous security protocols introduced by the Ghana Tourism Authority to support curb the spread of the virus and as effectively, see to the financial recovery of the Tourism market.
“We are hence calling on the President to urgently take into account reopening the eating places even if partly, to defend and safeguard the work of countless numbers of Ghanaians.”