Efforts made to ensure the people of Bolgatanga East to wear their nose masks as a way of preventing the spread and contraction of the coronavirus brought about some sort of discord between the constituents and their Member of Parliament, Dr. Dominic Ayine.
“I was in my constituency for a funeral where I met people without face masks and attempting to shake hands with me. I refused and insisted on them wearing their face masks, but they questioned me, have you provided us with some?,” the Member of Parliament said.
According to him, the sanctions on the mandatory wearing of face masks by the government are not being as helpful as they should be in fighting this pandemic. This has lead to the increase in number of active cases over the past weeks.
Since President Akufo-Addo re-announced the mandatory wearing of nose masks, 159 people have been arrested in Tema and several more in other parts of the country for not complying with the directive.