Tema Police Command engages business operators, stakeholders on Covid-19 safety protocols
The Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Barimah Tweneboah Sasraku II, has held a stakeholders’ meeting with 21 owners of drinking spots, bars, pubs and restaurants within Tema, to deliberate on how to partner the police in the region to enforce the presidential directives on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols.
DCOP Sasraku II, in his opening address, re-echoed the importance of adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols at all times, and the Command’s resolve to enforce them to the letter.
At the meeting with the Regional Commander were the Deputy Regional Police Commander, DCOP Anderson Fosu Ackaah, and the Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong.
The stakeholders, glad to be hosted by the police on the vital subject, willingly pledged their support in enforcing the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Earlier, the Command had picked up 105 persons without their nose masks on at different locations doing business.
The arrest was a move by the police to enforce the directives on the observation of the Covid-19 protocols.
The suspects were made up of nine women and 96 men within the age brackets of 17 to 64 years.
Out of the total number, 22 had no masks at all, while 83 had the masks all right, yet refused to wear them.
Those who did not have their masks while in police custody telephoned friends and relatives to send them some.
Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, Acting Public Relations Officer for the Tema Regional Police Command, told the media that all the suspects would be thoroughly screened, after which further action would be taken.
“The Command wishes to use this opportunity to crave the indulgence of the general public to adhere strictly to the government’s directives in order to curtail the deadly virus, if not to totally eradicate it,” she said.
Chief Inspector Dzakpasu mentioned that the four-hour operation was carried out in Tema Community One.