The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has instructed government to be sterner with the enforcement of COVID-19 laws to control its spread in the country.
The GBA in a press release said that the rising cases of COVID-19 is a problem that greatly matters and that quick combats are necessary to address the development.
At the same time, the GEA (Ghana Employers Association) has mentioned that employers cannot be held accountable for the current increase in COVID-19 cases at workplace. This is because employees who are supposed to take up more responsibility, be careful of the disease and follow the COVID-19 safety protocols sternly, are not playing this part of their role.
The Chief Executive Officer of GEA, Alex Frimpong, in an interview with the B&FT said, “Management must provide the facilities and all the things employees need to protect themselves, and that is being done – but employees also have the obligation to ensure they comply. All the things that we have to do have been done.”
“After we close, nobody knows where anybody goes. This makes it difficult to tell where, when and how that happened. We all have a collective responsibility. Employees live in their own homes, they live in different communities; what they do after work, we don’t know. Unless the workplace has been infected already, but beyond that it is very difficult to hold the employer responsible,” he said.