6 hotels and other hospitality establishments closed in the Ahafo region
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed 6 hotels and other hospitality establishments in the Ahafo region for operating without a license.
Affected facilities included pubs and catering services, among others in Sankore, Mim, Mehame Nkwanta, Goaso and Kenyasi.
Ahafo, Bono and Bono East Authority Regional Director, Joseph Appiagyei, who led the task force comprising the Ghana Police Service for the exercise, explained that the facilities in question are operating without regulatory clearances from the GTA.
He said News from Adom that the GTA gave them countless notices to do what was necessary according to the law.
However, these caveats seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
The Ghana Tourism Authority, in conjunction with the police, then intervened to shut them down to protect those who frequent their goods and services.
For him, said attitude of the owners and managers does not help the country.
According to Joseph Appiagyei, officials of closed facilities in Ahafo region have up to 7 working days to come to their office in Sunyani to prove compliance to avoid being brought to justice.
He further hinted that people who break the lockdown directive will be dealt with drastically.