COVID-19: Prostitution banned in Tamale


The Northern Regional Minister has banned prostitution in the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale.

This move, according to Saeed Salifu, forms part of measures by the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to stop the possible spread of the Coronavirus in the Region.

“Henceforth, I as the Northern Regional Security Council Chairman, I am banning prostitution in the Northern Region and its related activities in our part of the country given the fact that prostitution in the first place is not a good thing that our people in this part abhor,” he said.

“I know sometimes it is difficult to tell people not to engage in this activity, but in this period of Coronavirus that we are preaching that people should ensure social distance, we have come to realize that there are a lot of the people who have put themselves under the cover of darkness within the capital of Tamale and some parts of the region and doing prostitution,” a statement issued by the Northern Regional REGSEC read in part.

The Northern Region has so far recorded ten confirmed cases of the virus.

“If you look at the confirmed victims of Coronavirus. Some of them are prostitutes. They have been fished out from those locations and I am using it as a basis to ban prostitution in Northern Region. I am pleading especially with the young men and young ladies [that], we know that sometimes you want to satisfy your desire in one way or the other but at this critical moment, everybody is hot in this region and the country. I am pleading, people should fear God, fear the almighty Allah, our Lord Jesus Christ and stop this prostitution,” the Minister added.

Source: Ghana |


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