President Akufo-Addo will today, August 30 address the nation on the measures taken by government against the spread of Covid-19.
Many Ghanaians are expecting the President to touch on key arrears like the return to full operation of the Kotoka International Airport and the possible opening of the country’s land borders.
Akufo-Addo in an earlier address said Ghana is now in a position to test every single passenger that arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus and this will inform the decision to reopen the borders.
“I know many still ask when our borders, especially our international airport, Kotoka International Airport, will be open. Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airports Co. Ltd., have been working, with the Ministry of Health and its agencies, to ascertain our readiness to reopen our airport.
“I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger that arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus. The outcome of that exercise will show us the way, and determine when we can reopen our border by air. I am hoping that, by God’s grace, we will be ready to do so by 1st September.”