President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is probably in the good books of many Ghanaian people.
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The coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19 has pushed him to take certain decisions that were not easy to take but had toof it for the good og Ghanaians.
YEN.com.gh has compiled a list of all deactions taken by the president that possibly made the Ghanaians happy.
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1. Lockdown announcement
As the number of recorded cases kept rising, various stakeholders in government kept mounting pressure on President Akufo-Addo to announce a full nationwide lockdown. Inasmuch as people were not fully prepared for the lockdown, most people believed that if enforced could help curtail community spread.
2. Suspension of Educational Activities
This particular announcement by the President of the Republic of Ghanan, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo excited a lot of people especially students in the tertiary institutions. Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology were the most excited group of students because their midsemester examinations were called off due to this directive.
3. Mandatory Quarantine
The move to mandatorily quarantine people who travelled into the country for 14 days is one that would be well appreciated by many Ghanaians. Several news reports revealed that some individuals under mandatory quarantine tested positive to the coronavirus. If the government hadn't taken such a step, the cases recorded would have been deadly.
4. Closure of Borders
Though long overdue, the announcement was very well welcomed by many Ghanaians. Even before such an announcement was made, Ghanaians were calling for our land, air and see entry points to be completely closed to foreigners. Those caught flouting this order are mandatorily quarantined if Ghanaian and forced to return if foreign.
5. 100 million dollars:
The 100 million dollar announcement by President Akufo-Addo made headlines for days. The money was supposed to be used to enhance the fight of coronavirus and also to educate people on the coronavirus
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In other news, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed the local government ministry to provide GH¢10 daily to every head porter (kayayei) in the lockdown zones.
Hajia Alima Mahama, the minister of Local Government made it known at a press briefing under the auspices of the Ministry of Information.
The money, according to ministry, is meant to provide food for the vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.
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