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Some commercial drivers and bus conductors are lamenting the way and manner in which the Police is enforcing the President’s Executive Instrument requiring all persons in public places to wear nose masks.

This directive has been backed by an EI, EI 164, which is expected to be in existence for the next three months.

Punitive measures that comes with flouting the directive include a jail term of up to 10 years and or a fine of up to GHC60,000.

But the enforcement of the said E.I. appears to be creating issues for a number of drivers.

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A driver who narrated his encounter lamented, “Before the passengers board the vehicle we enquire and some tell us it is in their bags. When the Police stop us they make everyone in the vehicle alight when one person isn’t wearing the mask even though the driver and mate have theirs on. It is unfair to the driver and mate. When they stop us just the person who isn’t wearing it should be made to alight.”

Another, a mate, bemoaned the fine they are made to pay by the Police when the flout the regulation.

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