The Ghana Drunkards Association is proposing a double-track system to be operated by pubs and drinking bars across the country.
This, according to the group, is to assist in the adherence to social distancing protocols as the country gradually opens up the economy amid the fight against the novel coronavirus.
“We will give out tags. If you are on the gold batch you will come in the evening but if you’re on the green batch, you’ll come in the morning,” the association said.
President Akufo-Addo in his recent Covid-19 update announced the lifting of some restrictions in the tourism sector.
In addition to the reopening of tourist sites and attractions, he further stated, “open-air drinking spots can now function.”
However, “beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice.”
But speaking to JoyNews, President of the Association Moses Onyah suggested a shift system to guide the reopening of other types of bars along with the open-air facilities.
“Some people will have to come and drink in the morning from six depending on your working hours. They will be given tags. Then when you drink to a certain level you will go home and allow others to also come,” he told Maxwell Agbagba.
He further explained that each bar would be required to install Veronica buckets at vantage points in line with the safety protocols.
Government’s latest lifting of restrictions comes nearly four months after they were ordered to close down as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.