Police reject 'spoilt' meals as they enforce COVID-19 partial lockdown

Police reject 'spoilt' meals as they enforce COVID-19 partial lockdown

- Police have reportedly rejected spoilt food sent to them while ensuring lockdown

- The police officers in the Awutu Senya area have complained of the poor treatment being meted out to them

- They also alleged their superiors are not paying them their full GHC100 allowance

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Some police personnel ensuring residents within the Awutu Senya West District abide by the partial lockdown, rejected the food that was provided for them on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

According to a report by Kasapa FM, the police personnel say the food provided them by the Administration had already gone bad when it was handed over to them.

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We rejected the food because it was spoilt when we checked it. The rice, for instance, was beginning to gather water. We just couldn’t have eaten that food to endanger our lives,” a police officer told Kasapa FM in an interview.

Meanwhile, the rejected food is reported to have been sent to inmates at the Kasoa Police Command.

Also, the police personnel complained bitterly that their allowance which should be GHC100 a day has been reduced by their superiors. They are alleging that they receive GHC50 instead.

The law-enforcers say they want their physical cash and don’t want their allowance to be converted into ration because the food that is served them is of poor quality.

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The Ghana Police Service issued a new directive to feed frontline personnel in the fight against the COVID-19 after a review of the activities within the first week of the partial lockdown.

The Director of Police Public Affairs, Sheilla Abyie-Buckman, in an interview with Citi News, said this will aid the officers to concentrate on the task assigned them.

A joint military-police task force has been deployed to help enforce the two-week partial lockdown of parts of Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa as one of the measures to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has recommended some key measures he believes, could help scale up the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus disease in Ghana.

Mr. Mahama made the recommendations via his Facebook page on Saturday, April 4, 2020, when he made some donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to some health facilities in the country.

The former president donated PPEs worth more than GH300,000 to the hospitals.

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