President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, August 16, 2020, gave Ghanaians an update on the deadly pandemic, Coronavirus.
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It was the President’s 15th COVID-19 address to the nation.
President Akufo-Addo said Ghana is now in a position to test every single passenger that arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus.
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YEN.com.gh has listed four key critical updates given by President Nana Akufo-Addo on COVID-19 in Ghana.
1. Providing “critical help” to Ghanaians not freebies
President Akufo-Addo responded directly to NDC's flagbearer's claim that the NPP government is providing freebies to Ghanaians instead of fixing the economy and creating jobs.
But Nana Addo in his address said the measures being implemented by his government to cushion the plight of Ghanaians are “critical help to households” in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and not freebies.
Mr. Akufo-Addo noted that he is rather being responsible and sensitive to protect the interest of the nation.
2. Ghana’s borders still closed; maybe opened on Sept. 1
President Akufo-Addo has stressed that Ghana’s borders remain closed, hinting of allowing air travel by September 1.
He added that all the stakeholders are working hard to ascertain the country's readiness to reopen our airport.
3. Free meal for BECE candidates, teachers effective August 24
President Nana Addo also announced that government will begin a free school meal scheme for final year students in basic schools as they prepare to sit for their exit exams.
The initiative which is expected to take effect from Monday, August 24 to September 18, 2020, has also been extended to private schools as well.
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4. University students return to school on August 24, 2020
He opined that continuing students will return for face-to-face teaching on Ghana university campuses effective August 24, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo said the decision has been taken to allow the students to finish their academic year.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has settled the medical bills of triplets who were detained at the Ajumako Bisease Polyclinic because their mother couldn’t pay.
The former Education Minister paid the medical bills of the mother and her three children, as well as donating an amount of GHC5,000 to the mother to start a business and also support her family.
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