Covid-19: Pubs and Bar owners in Kumasi cry over long period of ban

Kumasi, June 08, GNA – Drinking bar and pub operators in the Ashanti region have appealed to the government to consider easing some of the restrictions to enable them to resume their operations.

According to them, the continued closure of their businesses as a result of the COVID-19 was biting hard on them and it was time the government took a second look at their plight and help them.

Mr Emmanuel Antwi Baah, Ashanti Regional Chairman of Pubs and Spot Operators Association, who appealed said the operators were ready to put in place all the prescribed protocols to ensure the safety of patrons at their premises.

He said since the announcement of the various restrictions and preventive protocols and the subsequent lockdown in some parts of the country, drinking bar operators had been going through difficulties in taking care of themselves and their families.

Some have also incurred losses due to the closure of the bars while others had laid off their workers.

Mr Baah appealed to the government to extend the COVID-19 stimulus package to members of the Association to enable them to stay in business.