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Ingesting bars in Betom stay open irrespective of President’s directive

Consuming bars in Betom, a suburb of Koforidua in the Eastern Area keep on being open irrespective of the President’s directives for this kind of sites to continue being closed to help consist of the distribute of the Covid-19.

The patrons of the bars also do not use face masks and do not retain any social distances when they get at the bars in the evening.

The Ghana News Agency’s (GNA) go to to Betom noticed that apart from collecting at the bars, people today in the location also converge in front of their residences at night chattering without the need of face masks and nor actual physical distancing.

In an job interview with the GNA, Mr Andrew Diabene, the Assembly Member for Adontua Electoral Spot and the Chairman for Betom Zonal Council in the New Juaben South Municipality said, he had asked the consuming bars to shut down and adhere to the President’s directives but the homeowners of these bars have refused.

According to him, the entrepreneurs of the drinking bars preserved that the promoting of alcoholic beverages was what they depended on for their livelihoods.

He stated he experienced informed the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly and the Assembly would soon take the important methods to have all the bars operating in the space shut down.

Mr Diabene stated, he experienced been educating the people about the virus, why they must use the deal with masks, and follow social distancing but the individuals have complained that they do not have the revenue to purchase the masks and have asked for that the Assembly delivered them with the facial area masks.

He spelled out that the Assembly gave his electoral area only a single Veronica bucket, one hand sanitiser, one particular bottle of liquid soap, and also gave Betom Zonal Council the exact, which was not sufficient.

He claimed he was trying to find aid from Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere in the Eastern Area,  Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South, Michael Oteng Adu and Michael Boadi Sarpong popular citizens of New Juaben to assist offer food stuff and other protective garments for the individuals in the electoral spot.

Mr Diabene named on NGOs and the Assembly to occur to the support of the persons in his electoral spot.  

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