Video of soldiers cleaning streets of Accra as Ghanaians observe 2-weeks partial lockdown pop up

Video of soldiers cleaning streets of Accra as Ghanaians observe 2-weeks partial lockdown pop up

- The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has teamed up with the Ghana Armed Forces to clean parts of Accra

- The exercise took place at a time when President Akufo-Addo has ordered a 2-week partial lockdown in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions

- A video of the exercise has popped up online and Ghanaians have reacted to it

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), have cleaned up major markets in Accra.

The exercise began from the Makola Market on Saturday, April 4, 2020, and is set to be completed the following day.

Soldiers were drawn from the Southern Command, Support Services Brigade Group, the Army Headquarters, the Ghana Navy and the Ghana Air force for the exercise.

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Personalities such as the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt Gen. O.B Akwa, the service chiefs, generals from the Military High Command and AMA officials were present to inspect the work.

A number of social media users have reacted to the video online:

Akore wondered the rationale behind the exercise.

Baada congratulated the soldiers for a good job done.

Mensah agreed with Baada, and applauded the soldiers for a good job.

Peters suggested that soldiers should be tasked with enforcing sanitation laws in Ghana.

Adufah stated that Ghanaians are generally irresponsible.

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced a 2-weeklong lockdown in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The minister of health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has meanwhile, predicted a possible end to the partial lockdown after the two weeks are over.

This has been followed by a renewal of the order to ensure that all of Ghana’s borders are closed.

Presently, 214 people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Sunday, April 5, 2020.

In other news, Ghanaian dancehall musician, Shatta Wale, took the country’s entertainment industry by storm as he performed at the Faith Concert organised at his home.

The concert, which has viewed by his fans on his YouTube page, sought to give hope to Ghanaians as the coronavirus continues to affect people all over the world.

Hours after the show, several lovely photos have surfaced online and Ghanaians have reacted to them.

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