Open the borders – Elubo residents to Akufo-Addo

Scores of residents of Elubo and other communities in the Western Region have staged a demonstration on Thursday September 2, asking President Akufo Addo to open the Elubo border.

They said the persistent closure of the border is having negative effect on their living conditions as economic activities are gradually grinding to a halt.
Ghana’s land borders together with the sea and air borders were closed by an Executive Instrument on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

But goods were allowed to pass to and from trading countries.

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

According to them, there is no justification for the continuous closure of the border as COVID 19 cases in the Jomoro Municipality and for that matter the region is declining.

The residents indicate that the border town which over the years has become a major trading hub in the area has seen no activity since the closure of the border.

The residents say most of them are only able to make ends meet due to the existence of the border therefore the closure is in bad faith.

The residents walked through the principal streets of the town and ended at the border to present their petition to the MCE Enerst Kwofie.

The Municipal Chief Executive Enerst Kwofie, after receiving the petition said their grievances will be forwarded to the presidency for the needed actions to be taken.


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