The Upper Denkyirah West District Assembly in consultation with the District Security Council (DISEC) has suspended the Diaso Wednesday Market day until further notice.
The action is to enforce proper social distancing in the market particularly on the market days.
Mr. Agyemang Asiedu, the District Chief Executive (DCE) in an interview with Ghana News Agency, said the Diaso weekly market accommodates traders from the nearby Regions and District who have reported cases of the COVID – 19.
He mentioned that traders from Amenfi Central and West, Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai, Sefwi
Wiawso, Amenfi East and others come to the Diaso Wednesday Market which has made it difficult for the assembly to enforce the social distancing protocols, hence the suspension.
Mr Asiedu said the assembly has put in place measures to ensure all the COVID- 19 directives and protocols were observed, especially social distancing at markets.
He said traders were initially educated to ensure the markets were not crowded in compliance with the social distancing protocols, but it never worked, hence the decision to suspend the market days.
Mr. Asiedu Agyemang advised, the people to adhere to all the directives, warning that anyone caught flouting the arrangement would face the rigours of the law.
He said “The security services would partner the assembly to ensure compliance of the directives to fight the COVID-
He said though the district has not recorded any case yet, it would still adhere to all the protocols put in place and urged all, especially passengers and traders to wear nose masks, use hand sanitizers and ensure social distancing.