President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is due to deliver his 28th Address to the Nation on COVID-19 management measures today, Sunday, March 27, 2022.
The President will announce the date for the reopening of Ghana’s land borders and the modalities governing it tonight, as revealed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkruamah.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak struck Ghana in March 2020, the country’s land borders have been closed to human trade.
Following the reopening of the country’s international airport last year, a cabinet meeting headed by the president last week decided to open the country’s land borders.
According to Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the president will announce certain revisions to the processes now in place at the Kotoka International Airport for monitoring the importation of COVID-19 cases as part of his address tonight.
However, there have been multiple calls for the $150 required PCR Rapid Antigen testing charge levied on arriving travelers at the airport to be suspended before of the president’s speech.
Members of Parliament from the minority party have already given notice of a planned picket at the airport in protest of the $150 testing fee.
“We, the undersigned Members of Parliament, on behalf of our Caucus and the Ghanaians we represent, duly notify your office of our irrevocable intentions to lead a series of picketing actions at the Kotoka International Airport beginning Wednesday, March 30th, 2022,” the minority said in a statement signed by three of its members.
“We are further resolved to converge on the precincts of the Airport from 2pm to 6pm each day,” the statement said.