The Rating Member on Parliament’s Overseas Affairs Committee has backed phone calls for a temporal opening of Ghana’s borders.
This, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated would permit Ghanaians caught overseas to return home.
“I attractiveness to President Akufo-Addo to grant our fellow citizens a slim window of return & be quarantined,” the North Tongu MP wrote on Fb.
He stated he has acquired calls from Ghanaians who are stranded in other international locations pleasing for the intervention so they can arrive house.
President Akufo-Addo ordered a closure of the country’s borders on March 21. By then, the nation experienced recorded 21 conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic with a single fatality.
The President said the reason was to cease importation of the virus into Ghana.
All arrivals on the evening of the closure have been mandatorily quarantined.
Of the more than 1000 individuals held, additional than 100 analyzed positive for the new coronavirus, justifying the president’s choice.
But it has been 6 weeks due to the fact the borders have been closed and some Ghanaians who are influenced by the closure have developed weary.
Two weeks back, two-time Wager Award winner, Sarkodie, who is also stuck overseas implored Akufo-Addo to open the borders.
“Mr. president you have finished so properly with how you managing this pandemic, we take pleasure in your hard work but make sure you can we open up the borders for at minimum a working day or two in-concerning times for citizens trapped outside to get again pls,” Sarkodie wrote.
Mr president @NAkufoAddo you have carried out so well with how you dealing with this pandemic , we recognize your effort and hard work 🙏🏿 But please can we open up the boarders for at minimum a working day or two in between time for citizens stuck outdoors to get back pls 🙏🏿
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) April 20, 2020
Having said that, it seems the pleas have not certain the President.
In his May perhaps Day tackle, Akufo-Addo prolonged the border closure by a thirty day period.
He said the extension is to empower the region to consist of the coronavirus pandemic which is wreaking havoc throughout the planet.