The President of The Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, has appended his signature to a new Executive Instrument (E.I 164), which allows for a person to sentenced to a jail term of four to ten years if that person fails to wear a face mask.
The person found guilty could also receive a fine of GHS 12,000 to GHS 60,000 or both.
The E.I which was signed on June 15th forms part of the measures put in place by the government to check the spread of the coronavirus. The said E.I which was also gazetted the same day, will apply everywhere in the country for the next three months.
This means that the President has now made the wearing of face masks, face shields or any other face covering mandatory.
The E.I also allows the Police the authority to make random checks to ensure compliance.