Member of Parliament for North Tongu and Ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has lauded President Akufo-Addo for announcing that Ghanaians stranded abroad will be returned home despite the closure of the border.
President Akufo-Addo addressing the nation Sunday, May 31, 2020 despite extending the closure of borders said Government will ensure that Ghanaians stranded abroad will be brought home.
Reacting to this after several calls for Ghanaians abroad to be brought home, Hon Ablakwa expressed his delight in a post on Facebook.
“I am glad President Akufo-Addo has finally given the green light for the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians as I have long advocated.
Government must always be responsive to the plight of citizens.
Better late than never.”
The closure of borders expired on May 31, 2020, but the President announced it remains closed indefinitely.
“Our border, by air, land and sea, remains closed until further notice for human traffic. However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols.”
Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has risen to 8,070 with 2,947 recoveries and 36 deaths.