The Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Afo-Toffey, today, Thursday, 2 September 2021, joined the ‘Open Our Border’ demonstration at Elubo in the Western Region and pleaded with President Nana Akufo-Addo to open the Elubo border since the restriction of movement at the border is killing more people than the COVID-19 pandemic.
“More people have died in the area due to hardships as a result of the border closure than the COVID-19 pandemic”, she told the media at the demonstration, adding: “We are pleading with the government, President Nana Akufo-Addo to intervene”.
“After all, we were told that the motive behind the land border closure was to prevent the spread of the virus from other countries but the deaths we have recorded from hardship exceeds what COVID-19 would have caused”, the lawmaker stressed.
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Reading their petition to the media, the conveners of the demonstration said they want “our land borders be reopened to free movement of persons just as our neighbouring countries Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso have done with regard to the decision made at the 58th Meeting of the ECOWAS Heads of States on the 23rd of January 2021 which was chaired by President Akufo-Addo”
They later presented the petition to the Chief Executive Officer of the Jomoro Municipality, Mr Ernest Kwofie.