TMA deploys Taskforce to enforce the ban on beach patronage


The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has deployed a Taskforce to various beaches in the Metropolis to enforce the directive from the Greater Accra Regional Minister to shut down all beaches in the Region.

The Metro Security Council has, therefore, set up a Special Taskforce with membership drawn from the Police, Navy, Army and NADMO to ensure compliance with the directive at the beaches.

TMA Guards have also been deployed to the various markets and transport terminals to ensure compliance, Mr Frank Asante, TMA Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana News Agency in Tema.

He said the deployment was to enforce the directives and also to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said: “These emergency interventions have become necessary to avert the recently reported upsurge in the COVID-19 cases across the country.”

He said on the morning of Christmas Day, the Tema Metropolitan Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the general security situation in the Metropolis.

Mr Asante said the emergency meeting was called on the back of a directive issued by the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) on the strict enforcement of the COVID-19 Safety protocols.

Mr Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, on December 24, 2021, after a REGSEC meeting, ordered the closure of all beaches from December 25 until further notice.

The Minister also ordered revellers to strictly obey the COVID-19 protocols and barred passengers without nose masks from boarding commercial vehicles.

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