Several businesses that are not in the essential services category including key state institutions have shut down their offices for the next two weeks in line with the partial lockdown.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in imposing a lockdown on the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Kasoa in the Central Region, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area, exempted providers of essential services comprising some members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary.
In clarifying who makes up the Executive arm of government, the Presidency in a statement mentioned Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Senior Staffers and Special Assistants, and urged other members of the Public Service to adhere to an earlier directive issued by the Public Services Commission which seeks to reduce the number of staff working at the same time; while ensuring the continuous delivery of core services as mandated.
A visit to some key state institutions showed that they were completely closed or had skeletal staff working in compliance with the directive of the Public Services Commission.
At the Registrar Generals Department, the Citi Business News team were met by an empty car park, locked doors and a security guard. The environment around the office which is normally bustling with activity had little to no movement.
The Chief Security at the Registrar Generals Department, Ricky Larbi, told Citi Business News they will be closed for the next 2 weeks.
Source: Citi Business News