Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC. has noted it will equip its wholesalers and retailers with the prescribed Covid-19 safety tools, as certain tourist sites and open-air bars have been given the go ahead to operate.
This according to the company would ensure employees of these outlets are adhering strictly to the Covid-19 safety protocols to guarantee their protection from the disease.
This announcement comes weeks after President Akufo-Addo on July 26 announced that restrictions on certain public places, including some tourist sites and open-air bars had been lifted.
A statement signed by Owusu-Ankomah Sylvia, Corporate Relations Director,
Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC noted that Guinness Ghana’s priority was the safety of its employees and customers and “therefore, we are taking immediate actions to fully equip our wholesalers and retailers with prescribed safety tools to protect their staff, customers, and the public.”
“We fully understand the extreme difficulties the lockdown measures instituted about six months ago have had on the hospitality industry and the severe impact on our customers.”
The statement went on “however, as a key stakeholder and a responsible business, Guinness Ghana firmly understands that for these businesses to reopen safely, they must be supported. At the core of what we do is ensuring the profitability and growth of our wholesalers and retailers.”
“Therefore, Guinness Ghana will support government efforts by working with our stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with all the specific safety protocols provided for the re-opening. Our partners have been busy preparing, adapting, and introducing new measures as directed and look forward to welcoming people back in a safe way.”
The statement added “in line with our promise to be a partner for growth, in a year that we mark 60 years of operations in Ghana, we are laser focused on a safe return to bar operations while supporting bar owners to get their businesses back on their feet.”
The rest of the statement read: To all distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and bar owners, we reiterate the public message and reminder that COVID-19 is a real threat to public health and must be actively fought with social distancing, wearing of masks, frequent sanitizing and washing of hands with soap under running water.
Guinness Ghana also urges customers and the public to play their part in adhering to these safety measures so they can protect themselves