Mourners In Upper East  Fleeing From Police Arrest After Breaching  Covid-19 Ban

ASP David Fianko Okyere ASP David Fianko Okyere

Residents in the Upper East region, who flout the Covid-19 safety protocols are fleeing from Police arrest.

These recalcitrant residents are said to be flouting the protocols, despite constant sensitization and education.

The impunity by these residents for flouting the safety protocols, is compounded by their non-adherence to the ban on social gathering, which is why they flee to escape arrest when they see the police.

President, Akufo-Addo in his 22nd Covid-19 updates announced a ban and restrictions on social gatherings which included organizing funerals with not more than 25 mourners.

In view of the ban which is to be enforced by the Police, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Upper East regional Police, ASP David Fianko Okyere, revealed that mourners in Garu, who were more than 25 fled upon seeing the Police who were going to effect their arrest.

The PRO, who is also the regional staff officer, was speaking to Journalists at the Upper East Regional Police Headquarters during the disinfection of the facility.

The disinfection is being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in partnership with the government.

The essence of the disinfection is to rid the police installations of any virus and micro organism in the period of this covid -19 pandemic, especially when the Police themselves are at the frontline of the Covid-19 fight by enforcing the safety protocols and implementing the ban on some social gathering activities.

The PRO, who spoke on a wide range of issues, explained that the Police ensures that inmates in the cells get tested and the results made available to the Ghana Prisons for the next line of action on these inmates when the Court decides on their cases.

On the status of the Police in the region, he stressed that no officer has tested positive to Covid-19.

The Police facilities which benefited from the exercise are the regional Police Headquarters, the District Headquarters at Bolgatanga, the Mirigu and the Paga Police stations.

At all these Police stations, the places that were disinfected were the commander's office, charge office, toilets , clinics, cells and barracks.

The Regional Manager for Zoomlion, Stephen Aduko Anafo, gave the scope of the exercise when he said 26 barracks and one training school has been disinfected since Monday by the gang of sprayers.

Source: Patrick Biddah/