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Open land borders – Dorcas Toffey to Akufo-Addo

Jomoro lawmaker, Mrs. Dorcas Affo-Toffey, is calling on the government to consider reopening the land borders especially the one in her constituency.

During a statement on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, the Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency emphasized the need for the government to open the land borders which has been closed since last year.

Madam Torrey indicated that most of her constituents’ livelihood depends largely on engaging in various trades along the borders of the two countries thus Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and the border closure sent the people in a critical condition especially with women and children.

She, therefore, urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo through Parliament to open the border at her constituency because they are in dire need of help.

Subsequently, in an interview with Original 91.9FM’s Parliamentary Correspondent, Kwabena Ahwireng Martin, she explained that the people that operate or do business at the Jomoro border is about 4000 people per month.

In her view, if Kotoka International Airport could be open for operation for people of about two million without having many difficulties, then the Jomoro border could equally be opened for operations by making sure that, all the laydown protocols are observed to allow the people to on their normal business.

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of the country’s borders as of Sunday, March 22, for a period of two weeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

As such, the country closed to all but returning Ghanaians and foreign nationals with Ghanaian residence permits. They will all be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine if returnees show symptoms of the virus.                                                                                                                                                                                                              However, while delivering an address on Sunday, August 30, President Akufo-Addo announced that air borders will reopen to international travel as of Tuesday, September 1. Land borders still remain closed.


By: Originalfmonline.com | Ghana |  91.9MHz

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