Chairman of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged Ghanaians to stay strong during the Easter celebration, as the country races against time to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This comes on the back of the month, which was scheduled to see Christians publicly holding festivities in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

But this year’s edition has been largely truncated due to a ban on public gatherings subsequent imposition of restrictions in parts of the country (Tema, Accra and Kumasi). This has left many churches closed while others have migrated their services online.

The move is in line with steps taken by government to ensure social distancing protocols, as prescribed by health experts, to aid its bid to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an Easter message signed by NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the NDC said: “It is unfortunate that in this year we are doubly sacrificing for the good of our country men and women and mankind, and it is our earnest desire that at the end, we will become stronger to carry on with the will of God on earth.”

The April 8 press release also saw the party “commend the frontline workers in this fight, that is, the health and security services, for their outstanding role in this national crusade.”

Read full statement below: