"We Can Do It, If We Work At It" - President Akufo-Addo Hints
President Akufo-Addo says he is confident Ghana will succeed in its fight against the novel virus even though the citizenry now have a better understanding of its dynamism in the country.
According to him, even though majority of people who contract the virus do not show any symptoms at all, the populace cannot afford to be complacence and let their guard down.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo said "Even though Ghanaians are not dying in the hundreds and thousands that were originally anticipated, we cannot afford to be complacent, and let our guard down. We can do it, if we work at it"
He reminded the populace to remain focused, and adhere to the enhanced hygiene, social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, that have, and must, become part and parcel of the daily lives for the foreseeable future.
President Akufo-Addo stressed that the wearing of masks is mandatory adding that leaving homes without a face mask, a face covering, or a face shield on is an offence.
He further explained that the Police will be conducting random checks in the enforcement of the directive adding that defying the directive will attract severe sanctions.
The President appealed to all wear their masks stressing that each citizen to take a personal challenge adding that it will help rid Ghana of the virus.
"We continue to be indebted to our health workers, and express sorrow over the deaths of Dr. Harry Owusu Boateng, a paediatrician at the SDA Hospital in Kwadaso, Kumasi, and Sophia Addo, a nurse with the Ghana Manganese Company Hospital in Tarkwa, who both died in the line of duty. May their souls rest in peace" he said.
H urged the media to continue its positive work of public education they have been engaged in, especially, now, as restrictions are being systematically eased.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith