COVID-19: KMA closes Dr Mensah Market for breaching social distance directive


Authorities of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has closed down the Dr Mensah Market in Kumasi for breaching the social distance which is part of the efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

A Task force consisting of personnel from the Police, Military and KMA security were deployed to enforce social distance directive in the market.

President Akufo-Addo during his live televised address to the nation on measures his government has taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic urged the public to ensure social distancing and good personal hygiene to help prevent community spread of the coronavirus amongst Ghanaians.

Traders in Central Business District in the Kumasi Metropolis were busy selling despite government lock down directive without observing social distance directive.

Assembly Member for Fankyenebra Electoral Area James Nana Prempeh in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo said KMA boss Hon Osei Assibey Antwi has ordered for closure of Dr Mensah Market indefinitely.

“Some traders in Kumasi are too recalcitrant and do not want to obey simple directives by government and even the assembly. It is illegal to trade at Dr Mensah but still the traders do not want to obey simple directives. The assembly is closing Dr Mensah Market indefinitely from today,” Nana Prempeh said.

“The traders were doing business today despite government lockdown directive. It is so pathetic. We came to meet the market congested because the traders do not want to even follow social distance directive by government”.

Source: Ghana | | Osei Kwadwo Ambassador


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