Covid19: DPP Orders Staff to Release Drivers and Guards

The office of Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) has joined the rest of government organs and issued more preventive measures against Coronavirus for their staff on top of those which were issued by the President and Ministry of Health.

In the new guidelines issued by Charles Elem the Acting DPP yesterday, emphasis has been put on social distancing.

As such, some staff have been ordered to stay at home and others asked to release some of their support staff

“All staff who travel with guards and drivers are advised to release them for the duration of the pandemic,” Elem directed.

“If it is unsafe for the officer to travel without guards, stay at home.”

The few officers who will be remaining at various offices have been advised to display all the contact information clearly so as to enable public access services without physically accessing the premises.

“Staff at the open registry will receive correspondence and contact the relevant officials by electronic mail or telephone in the case of officers who chose to stay at home.”

The Acting DPP also assured all his officers that the finance department will ensure that essential items like sanitizers are availed to them.


“As directed by the president, officers with government vehicles are to cooperate with their local authorities for optimum use of the vehicles.”


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