A minister of State is among prominent Ghanaians who were not able to return into the country due to the closure of the country’s borders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Do you know there is a minister left behind our border?” he quizzed in response to a question on Accra-based Fm on why government is refusing to open the borders for stranded Ghanaians elsewhere to return home.
The Ofoase-Ayeribi lawmaker shared in the frustration of the stranded persons but revealed that nothing can be done about their plight since it is a presidential directive backed up by an Executive Instrument.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on March 22, 2020 directed the closure of all borders in Ghana — land, sea and air — to human traffic for the next two weeks.
On Saturday, April 4, 2020 the President Akufo-Addo by a new executive instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks effective midnight April 5 and has since extended it.
Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie Pappy Kojo, Teephlow and D Black are currently not in the country because they were unable to return before the closure of the borders as announced by the President.
By this all victims including Sarkodie must wait till the fight against pandemic is dealt with.
It would be remembered that, Sarkodie few weeks after the government closed the boarders of Ghana pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to temper justice with mercy and allow him back home.