President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the nation that consultations with stakeholders are currently underway to reduce restrictions in the country.
The president disclosed this during the this year’s virtual Eid-ul-Fitr celebration, saying that this consultation, which is expected to be closed this week, would help establish a clear road map for relaxing current restrictions.
“Stakeholders are being consulted on how to relax restrictions so that social and economic life can return to normal.”
“I hope this consultation will end this week so that I can provide a clear road map for Ghanaians in order to relax restrictions. We must find a way back, but of course, because we cannot be under this limit forever.”
The President’s comments came after a heated debate about the right time to open schools in the COVID-19 situation.
While some encourage schools to reopen, others are rejecting the proposal.
Schools in Ghana have been closed since March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
On March 15, President Akufo-Addo banned all public, social and religious gatherings as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
When he extended the ban, the president said he unanimously decided with the leaders of the main interest groups that it was too early to lift it.
Recently, Heads of Christian Ecumenical Bodies in Ghana expressed their willingness to continue activities as they prepared government proposals clearly stating how they could safely carry out their programs without endangering the lives of their congregation.