Akufo-Addo To Announce Decision On Reopening Land Borders Soon
Government has hinted of a possible opening of the country’s borders in the next two weeks.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation in the coming days to give details of the reopening and measures that will be put in place to prevent a possible spike in cases of COVID-19.
Sources at the Jubilee House say government will consider mounting health posts at the various borders to test persons before being allowed into the country. The border opening comes on the back of agitation and demonstrations by residents who live within border towns. Recently, former President John Mahama also joined calls for the reopening of the borders.
Among other things, he decried the negative impact the situation is having on the economy of border communities.
“The long border closures have devastated the economy of our border communities. Government’s announcement that it is deliberating at Cabinet about a possible opening of our land borders is long overdue. Let’s open the land borders now!” Mahama said in a Facebook post. Story by: Jonas Nyabor