Government Seeks Law to Punish Flouters of Public Gathering Ban


    The government of Ghana through the Attorney General is set to seek parliamentary approval to pass an emergency legislation that will provide punishment for persons who will go contrary to the public gathering ban.

    This move according to the Information Minister would control the higher rate of infection among citizens.

    Government of Ghana as part of its preventive measures to control the the pandemic yesterday, March 15, banned all public gatherings, conferences, religious activities.

    President Akuffo Addo in his late Sunday broadcast announced that he had instructed the Health Minister and the Attorney General to work in tandem and submit emergency legislation to parliament in accordance with Article 21 (4) (c) and (d) of the constitution.

    Summary of the Directives from the President of the Republic.

    1. All public gatherings including conferences, funerals, church activities have been suspended for 4 weeks.

    2. All Universities, schools etc have been closed from tomorrow. They’re to do distance learning.

    3. Government travel bans announced still in force.

    4. Ministry of Transport to work with transport operators to enhance hygiene.

    5. Supermarkets, malls etc must ensure the highest standards of personal hygiene.

    6. Ministry of Local Government must liaise with relevant authorities to improve hygiene standards in our markets.

    7. Attorney General and Minister for Health to fast track processes to ensure legislative processes are implemented to back directives