- On March 31, 2020
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Mar 26 , 2020 | Daily Graphic Online
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government is considering the implications a lockdown would have on the ordinary people of Ghana.
Addressing the leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at the Jubilee House, Thursday [March 26, 2020], President Akufo-Addo said a responsible government is required to look at all the implications before decisions are made.
“People in Ghana are now talking about a lockdown. Majority of people who will be affected by decisions of that nature are the working people of our country. The ordinary people of Ghana. They are the ones who will be affected and it is important for us to take into account the circumstances and conditions,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“When we lockdown Accra, what are the consequences? A responsible government is required to look at all the implications before decisions are made. And that is the exercise we are currently engaged in and I am hoping that much sooner than later we will come to an agreement on what those measures are and the Ghanaian people will be informed,” the President said”.
The President’s comments comes after calls for a lockdown of the country flooded social media this week, with many proposing it as a solution to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.