The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has indicated that the Ghana Tourism Authority, through its regional inspectors, is going to work closely with all district assemblies across the country to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
This has been necessitated by President Akufo-Addo’s gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions which is set to begin from Friday, June 5, 2020.
Addressing the media at a press briefing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Accra, the Minister said plans are far advanced to ensure effective policing of the restrictions in the country.
“With respect to policing of the restrictions, the Ghana Tourism Authority has regional offices all across the country and they have inspectors and they are going to work together with the district assemblies to ensure compliance with the guidelines,” she said.
She added that all event organisers must be duly licensed by Ghana Tourism, and they should provide database of all participants of their events to facilitate contact tracing when the need arises.
“…they will also be required to provide information of patrons who participated in the event. The Ghana Tourism Authority will keep that database of all the people who attended these programs so that in the event an issue comes up the contact tracing can take place.”
Currently, drinking bars and night clubs continue to remain closed until further notice.
Story by: Nunana Ayisah | universnewsroom.com