The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Adoo has announced that government has decided to keep our land borders closed due to COVID-19.
In the State of the Nation’s address on Wednesday evening , December 15, he stated that it is not right to open the borders because it wasn’t time yet and explained that the closure is to prevent the fourth wave of the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus.
“We are monitoring the level of threat of the disease and ongoing vaccinations in our neighbouring countries, and, as soon as we are satisfied that it is safe to do so, the borders will be opened. Until then, I believe this is not the right time to reopen our land borders, especially as we are determined to prevent the 4th wave, and, as such, they will remain closed until further notice,” the President stated.
According to him, “To my fellow Ghanaians living along the borders of our nation, I know of the difficulties occasioned by the closure of our borders.”
“As you know, the decision to close our borders, which are a source of livelihoods for many, was necessary because we wanted to limit the importation of the virus into the country,” the President said in his 27th address on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to the nation to curb the spread of the virus.