MP for Ketu South, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, is calling on President Akufo Addo to use his networks to have Ghana’s neighboring countries reopen their land borders. For her, having Ghana’s land borders opened while that of its neighbors remain closed will amount to nothing as traders in border Communities cannot go about their businesses.
Although President Akufo Addo has announced the reopening of land borders, there are reports of challenges confronted by Ghanaians because neighboring countries are yet to open theirs to allow free movement.
Speaking on BEHIND THE NEWS, Madam Gomashie said although it is early days yet, she will explore other avenues to have the President re-look at the development.
Madam Gomshie on several occasions especially on the floor of Parliament called on the President to open the land borders in line with COVID-19 protocols to alleviate the plight of her constituents noted that “two years of anguish, frustration, disillusionment, and hardship has finally ended”.
The Member of Parliament had welcomed the reopening of land and sea borders as announced by President Akufo-Addo. “We can breathe again as all citizens in the land of our birth,” Dzifa Gomshie, the Ketu South MP noted.
For about two years residents of Ketu South and other towns along the borderline in the Volta Region had been under some form of lockdown since their main business of cross-border trade had stopped due to the border closure to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
Border Communities and Residents near Aflao have expressed joy and gratitude to the central government as Aflao Border opened for public business to allow the movement of goods and travelers in line with the Covid-19 protocols.
Many of the residents and traders along the border from Beat 9 and the main border as well as the commercial drivers and motor Ridders have expressed happiness given that “ business has started again”.