With pressure from society groups on President Nana Akufo-Addo,to ease some restrictions and vice versa, the president has declared that stakeholder consultations on easing restrictions in the country are currently underway.
President Nana Akufo Addo made his thoughts known during a Covid- 19 virtual 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration.
In his address to the nation, the president intimated that broader consultations with stakeholders are underway with the aim of easing restrictions in the country gradually to pave way for the normalization of life activities and the economy.
“Stakeholder consultations are taking place on the way forward towards the easing of restrictions so that our social and economic lives can go back to normal” he mentioned.
In addition, he also mentioned that he is hopeful these consultations are likely to end within the week, so he could announce it to Ghanaians with the view to finding a way back since Ghana can’t be under restrictions in perpetuity.
“I expect these consultations to conclude this week, so that I can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions. We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever.”
An avalanche of society groups and other academic associations have all raised concerns about a misconstrued notion that the GES is set to open schools soon.
However, addressing a section of the media, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has denied claims of such nature and has made it clear that such stories are false and must be put in a proper context.
Chief Imam calls for calm as political parties prepare for December 7 elections amidst the broader consultations leading to ease restrictions in the country.
National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has called on political parties to avoid tendencies that have the potential of jeopardising the peaceful atmosphere in Ghana even as they prepare for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Addressing a virtual Eid-ul-Fitr celebration at the studio of GBC, the National Chief Imam speaking through his spokesperson Shiek Aremeyaw Shaibu, also urged the Electoral Commission and other stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, and peaceful elections.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI