Border closure: Elubo residents call on government for alleviation programs

Border closure: Elubo residents call on government for alleviation programs

Some residents of Elubo in the Western Region are calling on the government to put in measures that can alleviate their suffering occasioned by the closure of the border due to the deadly coronavirus disease.

They are asking the government to introduce similar programs that were implemented during the onset of the pandemic.

President Akufo- Addo in March 2020 ordered the closure of the country’s borders as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

A year and a half on, the land borders remain shut, though the airport was reopened in September last year.

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has explained the conditions that need to be met to be able to re-open land borders.

According to him, the government is currently considering ways of containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana before reopening land borders.

However, some residents of Elubo speaking to Metro TV’s Western Regional Correspondent, Rufai Zambaga, expressed their dissatisfaction at the development which is making life unbearable for them.

Mr. Zambaga reports that the residents are calling on government to be a backbone to their difficulties and attend to their aid.

They are calling on the government to extend support by providing cash support, food, and other services to ease their burden and salvage them from the untold hardship due to the border closure.


By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu | | Ghana

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