ELECTION 2020: ELECTION 2020: All drinking spots to be closed, Police says.
Alcoholic beverages may only be sold to people who are 18 or older but on December that law may be curtailed.
In a news article seen by adepanews.com, the Koforidua-Effiduase District Police Commander DSP Samuel Young Acolatse has commanded that all drinking spots and bars within his enclave should be closed down.
He added that it was constitutional.
The District Police Commander DSP Samuel Young Acolatse added that there are sanctions for operators who would go against the directive.
He made these claims last Sunday at a peace campaign forum organized by Voice of Zongo Communities (VZC) an NGO in the country.
“According to the law you should not sell alcoholic drinks which is within 500 meters from the polling station but if you look at all the polling stations, most of them have drinking spots near them so the best thing is to close down all drinking spots. Because you cannot open the drinking spots and say you will only sell soft drinks definitely you will be tempted to sell alcoholic drinks to your customer. So we are appealing to them to close all drinking spots which are located within the 500 meters to the polling centers,”
He said any drinking spot operator who fails to comply will be Prosecuted.
“When we see you selling alcoholic drinks to any person it goes contrary to the law so we will arrest you and prosecute you.”he said.