The diaspora branches of the governing NPP have jointly commended President Akufo-Addo on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The members say based on their experiences in the diaspora in relation to the pandemic, they feel “compelled to extol the commitment and the pragmatic strategies based on expert advice to contain the pandemic and to commend the President and his government for that.”

“The Covid-19 has inundated the global community, taking lives, crumbling economies and social cohesion of all countries requiring bold leadership such as what Nana Akufo-Addo is demonstrating in Ghana,” a statement from the International Affairs, NPP said.

The group says the timely closure of the borders of Ghana, mandatory quarantining of all travelers from abroad on the night of the closure of borders and the three-week lockdown in parts of the country helped to contain the outbreak.

The group also commended the president on the stimulus packages meant to reduce the economic burden of Ghanaians due to the pandemic.

They lauded among others, the 50 percent bonus for frontline health workers and three-month free water and electricity subsidies as a step in the right direction.

“As much as possible, all Ghanaians should continue to observe all safety protocols put out by the President, local and international bodies to effectively contain the pandemic,” they said.