The President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to ensuring that life returns to normalcy by lifting the ban on public gatherings. The President said this at a meeting with members of the council of state at the jubilee house.
According to the president, he is still in consultation with critical stakeholders including the council of state to come to a logical conclusion as to government’s next line of action.
“There are still very important measures in place that are impacting the lives of the people. How long can we keep the churches closed? How long can we keep the mosques closed? What about our schools? When are they going to be able to resume? What are the circumstances and conditions that we have to see being satisfied before those measures can be taken?”. The President asked.
For the avoidance of doubt, the President cited “conferences, workshops, funerals, parties, nightclubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities and sporting events” as part of activities still banned in Ghana.
Though all educational facilities are also to remain closed, the President said “businesses and other workplaces can continue to operate, observing staff management and workplace protocols with the view to achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols”.
President Akuffo in his last address to the nation lifted the 3-week old restrictions on movement in the Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas. He, however, extended the ban on public and social gatherings for the next two weeks.