It’s been weeks since the closure of Ghana’s borders to stop the importation of COVID-19.
Some Ghanaians including two-time BET award winner Sarkodie and a Minister have been stuck outside praying for the borders to open and for them to join their families.
Sarkodie has been pleading with President Akufo-Addo to open Ghana’s borders so Ghanaians stuck outside because of the closure can return home.
“Mr president @NAkufoAddo you’ve done so well with how you handling this pandemic, we appreciate your effort But please can we open the borders for at least a day or two in between time for citizens stuck outside to get back pls” he once tweeted.
Reports gathered by Peacefmonline.com which was confirmed by the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr indicate that some of the people stuck outside the country are growing weary and others are cash-strapped as they have used their monies to pay for hotel bills and food.
According to Kwesi Pratt, per a letter making the rounds, only Ghanaians with a valid passport are going to be evacuated; his challenge is “what of those without passports” adding “we need to consider all of these things”.
On Tuesday’s edition of Peace FM morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, it was disclosed that efforts are being made to bring them home.
Sam Pyne, Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and host of the show Kwami Sefa Kayi hinted that the Foreign Affairs Ministry is spearheading efforts to evacuate.
There is the likelihood; even though it has not been confirmed that just as was done earlier, they will go under mandatory quarantine when they are brought back home.