The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has advised companies that are yet to provide proper identification for their employees within the two-week partial lockdown to do so without delay.
The AGI says this is necessary to enable essential service providers move about without impediment.
The partial lockdown on Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi enters day three on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
In an interview with Citi Business News, the CEO of the AGI, Mr. Seth Twum Akwaboah, said steps must be taken to ensure that essential service employees move without restrictions.
“First of all, it is important that companies identify their workers. If you are not being allowed to move around and you have to get to a factory then you have to provide the appropriate identification that shows you work an essential service provider. We have also asked that the companies arrange properly identified buses to reduce their employees’ dependence on public transport.”
Meanwhile, following news that the movement of some employees providing essential services were being hampered by the joint Police and Military team tasked to ensure adherence to the lockdown directive, the Association of Ghana Industries says it is taking immediate steps to support members who have challenges in that regard.
“Those who don’t have, we are making arrangements to issue ID Cards for them especially exempted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), within this period. Let’s also bear in mind that we are not only talking about the factory side in terms of identification, the whole value chain needs to be taken care of to ensure that transporters of food for example don’t encounter challenges as they move essential goods to the markets.”