The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has met with the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to explain to them why the government decided to end the partial lockdown in Greater Kumasi, Accra, Kasoa and Tema.
President Akufo-Addo during his seventh address said government after analyzing data, working to provide testing centers to all regions in the country and producing PPEs locally decided to end the Partial lockdown.
He said the end to the lockdown was more scientific as a result of the data made available to them.
Speaking to the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association and explaining government’s move the President said “It is that constancy, that robustness of the data that we have in Ghana, that is inspiring our decisions,”
“As President of this country, I cannot also ignore the impact that this lockdown is having on several constituencies of our country, specifically those who are a very important part of the Ghanaian equation, the people who live, if you like, ‘hand-to-mouth,’ informal workers who need to have a day out in the market one form or the other for their families, who are having a lot of difficulty,” he added
On their part, the President of the Ghana Medical Association Dr. Frank Ankobea said “We are so happy that you invited us this morning to discuss the pertinent issues. All we need to do is to pledge our support to government that we are going to continue with you, we are going to fight till this virus is eliminated from Ghana”.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020