President Nana Akufo-Addo has sternly warned Ghanaians assisting persons to enter the country illegally to desist from such behaviour.
The President expressed strong disapproval over the character of some citizens who have decided to help people to get into the country using illegitimate routes despite the closure of borders, stating emphatically culprits will be seriously punished.
Delivering his 8th update on COVID-19, President Akufo-Addo advised the citizenry to be nationalistic and note that it will take the sacrifice of each individual to curb this life threatening pandemic.
”This is the time for sacrifice, so that we do not have to bear a greater cost in the future. Unhappily, there continues to be the worrying news of a few Ghanaians aiding some West African nationals to enter our country illegally, despite the closure of our borders. Even more disturbing is the fact that several of the West Africans, who have been arrested, have later tested positive for the virus.”
He wondered why some citizens have chosen to perpetrate evil against the nation.
”These are unpatriotic acts, and must stop. We cannot continue to allow a few persons, who are motivated by their own selfish, money-making interests, to endanger the lives of the rest of the population. Not only will persons who enter our country illegally be strictly dealt with, but so will Ghanaians who facilitate their entry. As I have said before, being a Ghanaian must mean that we look out for each other”, the President cautioned.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana