Many public institutions and banks in the Dormaa Central Municipality in the Bono Region are vigorously complying with directives to ensure that people wear nose masks before they are allowed entry into public facilities.
This is to help prevent the spread of COVID 19 disease.
Many of these institutions are also rolling out new regimes and measures which makes it mandatory for customers, and members of the public to observe social distancing and hygiene protocols.
A visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to some institutions revealed that some banks for instance, have mounted canopies at the frontage of their premises where they host and hold customers in waiting to prevent overcrowding at banking halls.
Customers who decide to enter the bank are stopped and asked to wash hands with soap under running water, rub hand sanitizers around their palms before they are allowed into such premises.
Mr Ameyaw James Yeboah, Chief Executive Officer, Dormaa Area Teachers Cooperative Credit Union (DATCCU), said they were keeping distancing protocols between customers outside the banking halls to check situation where people mass up in one area as it can help spread the disease.
He said cashiers have asked to speed up banking services, procedures and processes behind the counter to make customer service delivery a lot more faster.
At BACCSOD, Mr Charles Addae Munumkum, Chief Executive Officer said they were determined and committed to observe safety protocols to prevent staff and any other member of the public from getting infected with coronavirus disease.
“You are expected to buy a nose mask at the price of GHC 3.00 in case you don’t have one. But noted people were largely conforming to the directive,” he said.
At the Town and Country Planning Office a ‘no nose mask, no entry’ notices have been placed at the main entry.
An officer who spoke on condition of anonymity noted that they were enforcing the directive to the letter and would not hesitate to turn away people who visited without wearing a mask.
The Dormaa Ahenkro branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) have also instituted appropriate measures to stem the spread of the disease.
The bank is also obeying the directives ensuring not many people were allowed to enter the main banking hall, Veronica buckets with water and canopies have been erected at the frontage of the bank to allow washing of hands under running water and to keep people in wait and avoid overcrowding at the main banking hall.
A ‘no nose mask, no entry’ notices have been pasted at the main door of the bank.