The Chief Chancellor of the Indian Africa Trade Council (IATC) in charge of West Africa, Dr. James Rajamani has praised the government for opening the country’s land borders.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addressing the nation on measures against the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, March 27, 2022 announced the re-opening of Ghana’s land and sea borders, effective Monday (28 March).
The closure of Ghana’s borders on Saturday 21 March 2020 by Akufo-Addo affected trading between Ghana and her three closest neighbours – Togo (to the east), Burkina Faso (to the north) and Côte d’Ivoire (to the west of the country), and the other countries in the region.
“As from tomorrow, Monday, 28th March, all land and sea borders will be opened. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR test result from the country of origin. Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, will have to produce a negative 48-hour PCR test result, and will be offered vaccination on arrival,” he said.
Dr. James Rajamani who could not hide his joy stressed that “I’m very excited. Business will come back. People have more jobs and people will be much happier and can see their cousins and relatives. It’s very exciting. This is good news,”
He said the decision will rekindle their investment spirit.
According to Dr. James Rajamani, the action by government attests to the current administration’s priority for the welfare and security of the citizens.
Dr. James Rajamani who gave the commendation in an interview with OTECNEWS on Monday, March 28, 2022 said “It is very commendable. We commend the government for being listening and working one.”
He added, “The reopening of the borders is a commendable effort that shows that the government is listening, monitoring and taking into consideration the welfare and security of Ghanaians.”
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