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Accra Metropolitan Assembly prosecute 2 for not sporting deal with masks in general public


A joint ‘Operation Covid Safety’ and Sanitation Taskforce comprising officers from some Assemblies in the Higher Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Ghana Law enforcement Services and Zoomlion Ghana Confined had been at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra to implement the carrying of nose masks in the town.

The group, led by the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah who was accompanied by the Municipal Main Executives for Korle Klottey, Nii Adjei Tawiah and Okaikwei North, Nii Boye Laryea ended up deployed to all the four sections of the interchange namely, Circle to Achimota, Circle to Obetsebi roundabout, Circle to Accra as very well as Circle to the Ring road.

They compelled commuters, traders as very well as passengers in both equally private and industrial automobiles to either invest in a nose mask on the spot if they do not have or put it on if they have. Mohammed Adjei Sowah stated the workout sorts part of government’s dedication to intensify the mandatory sporting of the masks to make certain the overall health and security of residents of the Larger Accra Location.

In accordance to him, the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, specially within the Accra Metro, was pretty large consequently the cause driving the hefty protection presence across the town to ensure compliance.

“Having appeared at the details, we are concentrating on those people communities to make guaranteed that we lower the distribute in people locations, and that is why you see us in Klottey Korle as well as within AMA, Madina, Teshie, LADMA and LEKMA places, ” he explained.

In a related growth, an Accra Circuit Courtroom on Monday 27th July 2020 granted bail in the sum of GHC 15,000 with two sureties every, earning wage not much less than Just one Thousand, 5 Hundred Cedis (GHC 1,500.00) to some two people who were being arrested past 7 days for alleged not carrying a nose mask in public.

The two Mr Umar Japhar and Mr Lawrence Atsu are to reappear prior to the courtroom on 5th August 2020.

In accordance to the Prosecutor Madam Linda Kumbuno, the two ended up arrested by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Environmental Well being Officers in collaboration with the armed service COVID-19 taskforce crew on 24th July 2020 at Tudu in Accra right after they were being spotted in community without having any kind of experience masking.

It will be recalled that the President Akufo-Addo on June 15, 2020, as component of actions to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID -19) signed a new Executive Instrument (E.1. 1 64) creating it mandatory for each and every citizen to “wear face masks, face shields or any other encounter masking that addresses his or her nose and mouth absolutely when the man or woman is in public or leaving or returning to his place of abode.”

For every Area 6 of Act 1012, of the E.I. which was issued by the President according to the powers granted him beneath the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), “a particular person who fails to comply with the constraints imposed under the Govt Instrument issued below subsection 1 of Area 2 commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fantastic of not much less than 1,000 penalty unit (¢12,000) and not much more than 5,000 penalty models (¢60,000) or a time period of imprisonment not a lot less than four yrs and not more than 10 several years or to both of those.”

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