The Information Minister has touted President Akufo-Addo’s show of leadership in the fight against the novel coronavirus in the country.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the President through the management of the country’s Covid-19 response deserves praise for steering the country through the global pandemic.

Speaking at the fourth edition of the Nation Building Update, under the theme “Protecting Lives and Livelihoods in the midst of Crisis”, the Ofoase Ayeribi MP stressed that the President must be commended.

He said Nana Akufo-Addo displayed excellent leadership even in the face of an external crisis.

“The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic will not be possible but for the excellent leadership shown by President Akufo-Addo. He took charge on Sunday evenings with his national update which many of us looked forward to.

“It is part of the exercise of transparency and in these days that people are getting complacent, draw attention to the risk that is out there particular the risk of a second wave and how to deal with it.

“Right from the onset, the President was at the centre of it, listening to experts opinion and managing the country’s Covid-19 response base on science and data. It is this display of leadership that has brought the country where we are,” he said.

Ghana first reported it first cases of the virus in March this year with two people importing the virus from abroad.

This subsequently led to the announcement series of measures by President Akufo-Addo such as the closure of the country’s airport, closure of schools and the ban on movement in the Greater Accra Region as well as Greater Kumasi.

This the Minister noted that these interventions from the President were timely and helped limit the importation and spread of the virus.

He said every intervention taken by the President was taken in order not to put the country at risk.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah noted that though the fight against the virus is not over, Ghanaians should trust the leadership of the President and rally behind him to eliminate the virus in it entirety.