The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has shut down 6 hotels and other hospitality facilities in Ahafo Region for operating without licences.
The affected facilities included pubs, and catering services among others at Sankore, Mim, Mehame Nkwanta, Goaso, and Kenyasi.
The Ahafo, Bono and Bono East Regional Director of Authority, Joseph Appiagyei who led the taskforce including the Ghana Police Service for the exercise explained that the facilities in question are operating without regulatory permits of the GTA.
He told Adom News that the GTA gave them countless notice to do the needful in accordance with the law.
However, these cautions seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
The Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with the police subsequently moved in to close them down to safeguard those who patronize their goods and services.
To him, the said attitude by the owners and managers is not helping the country.
According to Joseph Appiagyei, managers of the closed-down facilities in Ahafo Region have up to 7 working days to come to their office in Sunyani to prove compliance to avoid being processed for court.
He further hinted that persons who breach the closure directive will be dealt with drastically.