Land borders have been closed since Ghana’s first case of coronavirus was reported, and the status has remained unchanged to this day.
Traders, border town neighbors, and certain members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have all made appeals for the government to reopen the land borders as soon as possible.
Former parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo, is the latest to urge on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reopen the land borders.
John Dumelo, according to a Facebook post wants the Aflao, Elubo, Paga, and other crossings unlocked so that businesses can continue to operate in the country.
“Dear President Nana Addo, respectfully, can the land borders be open[ed] please? Especially Aflao, Elubo, Paga etc. Thank you. #idey4u,” his post read.
However, in a speech to the country on December 15, 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated that the moment was not right to reopen land borders.
According to him, the government’s action is part of an effort to stop the omicron version from spreading across the country.
He promised the trading community that the borders would be reopened when it was convenient.