The Ranking Member on Parliament’s International Affairs committee has lauded government’s decision to let the return of Ghanaians stranded abroad.
Writing on Fb, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa mentioned: “I am happy President Akufo-Addo has eventually offered the green light for the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians as I have lengthy advocated.”
“Government ought to generally be responsive to the plight of citizens,” he extra.
The legislator’s joy follows easing of Covid-19 preventive limits by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday.
Irrespective of asserting that the country’s borders continue being closed to human targeted visitors, the president yielded to rising force to enable the evacuation of Ghanaians stranded exterior the region.
He reported “special dispensation is going to be presented for their evacuation again to Ghana.”
“They will be subjected to the required quarantine and safety protocols [on their arrival in the country,]” Akufo-Addo said in the address which is his tenth to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19.
The “green-gentle,” as the North Tongu MP places it, follows months of advocacy for Ghanaians outside the house who want to return must be allowed to do so.
Due to the fact the closure of the country’s borders on March 21, only deportees from Kuwait have been authorized into the country, besides cargo.
Phone calls from two-time Wager awardee, Sarkodie who is stuck in the US did to influence the president and his advisors until now.
Mr president @NAkufoAddo you’ve carried out so very well with how you managing this pandemic , we take pleasure in your effort and hard work ?? But you should can we open the boarders for at minimum a day or two in among time for citizens caught outside the house to get back pls ??
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) April 20, 2020
Meanwhile, other restrictions this kind of as ban on spiritual pursuits have also been eased with the president saying that congregants can obtain albeit only 25% or up to 100 people at a time.
All worship sessions have to be minimal to an hour and basic safety measures should be put in area, the president directed.