Our debtors are hiding behind their nose masks - Market women kick against Akufo-Addo's directive (video)
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Our debtors are hiding behind their nose masks - Market women kick against Akufo-Addo's directive (video)

- Some Ghanaian market women have complained about the mandatory wearing of the facemask

- This comes after President Akufo-Addo made wearing of the facemasks mandatory

- The market women spoke to YEN TV

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Some Ghanaian market women have revealed that their debtors have been hiding behind their face masks to avoid paying their debts.

They complained about the mandatory wearing of nose masks.

According to the market women, their debtors have been hiding behind their face masks to elude them anytime they come to the market to make their usual purchases.

President Akufo-Addo made wearing of the face masks mandatory in the wake of the massive increase of coronavirus cases in the country.

The president tasked the police and other law enforcement agencies to enforce the directive through an Executive Instrument.

In his recent address to the nation in June 2020, President Akufo-Addo said that ''leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering on is an offence.’’

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However, these market women complained that their debtors have been taking advantage of the directive to hide behind their face masks to avoid paying their debts.

Speaking to YEN TV about their concerns, the market women indicated that while they understand the need for wearing the face masks, their debtors take cover behind it.

"We don’t’ see the people who owe us when they come to the market because of the face masks. When they also meet us, they pass without saying anything. They get home to tell people that they met someone they owe but the person could not make them out.’’

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Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload is now 12, 929, the Ghana Health Service reported on Thursday, 18 June 2020.

It follows the detection of 339 new cases. So far, a total of 261,319 tests have been run.

In another story, YEN.com.gh reported that the widower of a Ghanaian nurse who died of coronavirus, Kwame Boateng, has reacted to her death.

Kwame Boateng's wife, Mary Agyapong, died of coronavirus in the United Kingdom.

Mary, 28, was heavily pregnant with their second child when she was diagnosed with coronavirus and died weeks later.

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