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Akufo-Addo Is Politicizing Closure Of Land Borders – Dzifa Gomashie



Dzifa Gomashie, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ketu South, has asserted that the government’s ongoing closure of land borders is political.

She claimed that President Akufo-Addo and his government are delaying the opening of the land borders on purpose.

She claimed the President’s decision is perplexing in an interview with Accra-based TV3.

“His Excellency’s statement last night disappointed me greatly.”

She claimed that the situation in Togo in term

For the NDC MP, the President is rather defying the orders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the body whose foremost organ he chairs.

She observed that after leading the sub-regional body to pass laws which demand the opening of borders, President Akufo-Addo comes back home and takes “draconian decisions” to spite Ecowas.

“Why is he taking political decision with the lives of these people?” she wondered.

President Akufo-Addo in his 27th address to the nation on Wednesday, December 15 stated that the time is still not right for the land borders to be open as there appears to be a potential fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

s of adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines is significantly better than the situation in Accra, where no legislation mandates the use of masks and adherence to the protocols in general.

“I disagree with him that the borders should be closed,” she stated emphatically.


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