It is important to slowly open Ghana’s borders - Legon’s Professor Peter Quartey argues
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It is important to slowly open Ghana’s borders - Legon’s Professor Peter Quartey argues

- The head of ISSER at Legon, Professor Peter Quartey, has advised the government to carefully open the borders

- He explained that reopening the borders would help revive economic activities

- Professor Quartey added that, if possible, only cargo should be allowed through the borders

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The Director of the Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Professor Peter Quartey, has called for a careful reopening of Ghana’s borders.

According to him, the process must be done slowly and cautiously so that the coronavirus does not pose a threat to health and life.

He added that he agrees it is necessary to reopen the borders in order to revive economic activities, but it is essential that safety protocols are adhered to.

It is important to slowly open Ghana’s borders - Legon’s Professor Peter Quartey argues

Professor Peter Quartey, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, Legon Source: isser.ug.edu.gh
Source: UGC

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Professor Quartey went on to say that Ghana could consider opening only land borders so cargo could be transported easily, thebftonline.com reports.

If human beings are to pass through borders, he noted, there is a need for measures to ensure they are tested.

The professor’s comments follow concerns raised by the business community with respect to the closure of Ghana’s borders.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that businesses, especially those in the retail sector, are calling for a reopening of Ghana’s borders.

The call follows a decline in economic activities and a shortage of raw materials.

The shortage, per information available, has led to an increase in the prices of such materials in the country.

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