Police Command warns public against defiance of COVID-19 protocols
The Upper West Regional police Command says it will not hesitate to arrest and punish any individual who flouts the president’s directive on nose mask wearing and other COVID -19 safety protocols.
It said the police has been patrolling across the region to ensure that the president’s directive is observed to the latter.
Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng, the Upper West Regional Police Public Affairs Officer (PAO), who said this in an interview with Info News in Wa on Thursday, He added that though things are going well in the region, the police is playing its part to ensure that the people continue to observe the protocols.
He said they have been entrusted with the power to arrest and prosecute any individual who breaks the protocols.
According to the Police Public Affairs Officer, the police through its patrols has realized that some members of the public have the nose mask in their pockets but refused to wear them.
He added that they only rush to wear the masks when they see the police approaching.
Chief Inspector Boateng noted that the police has sensitized transport operators to strictly observe the COVID-19 protocols in their activities and to ensure that their passengers also observe the protocols such as wearing of nose masks.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his 22nd update of the Nation on the COVID-19 safety measures indicated that the Ghana Police Service and other security services will work to ensure that night clubs, and pubs and beaches are closed down immediately.