NDC gathers momentum for “open our borders protest’’

NDC gathers momentum for “open our borders protest’’

​​As the National Democratic congress gathers momentum for the “open our borders protest” they have called on their supporters to come and join the protest on Friday to call on the government to open especially the country’s land borders.

Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the legislator for Ketu South Constituency in the Volta Region will lead the protest to be staged at Aflao.

Legislator for Jomoro Constituency, Hon Dorcas Affo-Toffey, is scheduled to also lead her constituents on Thursday, August 26 to stage a similar protest at Elubo in the Western Region.

“The NDC in the Volta Region wishes to inform the general public that it has thrown its weight behind the noble cause of the organizers of the OPEN OUR BORDERS DEMONSTRATION and calls on our teeming supporters to join the demonstration intended to let the Nana Addo government know that his decision to close the land borders is bringing untold hardship on the people of the Volta Region and other border towns in the country,” a statement issued by the Volta Region branch of the NDC on Thursday announced.

“As we call on our supporters to join the demonstration, we also call on the organizers to ensure that participants strictly observe all the Covid-19 Protocols.”

Friday’s protest will commence at Denu and end at Aflao.

Ghana’s land borders together with the sea and air borders were closed by an Executive Instrument since Sunday, March 22, 2020, due to covid 19. But goods were allowed to pass to and from trading countries.

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The country’s international airport was subsequently opened to passengers on September 1, 2020, after strict Covid-19 testing measures were put in place.

As the land borders are yet to open, the situation has rendered border towns out of business, and cases of migrants using illegal routes to enter the country have been recorded.

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