Akufo-Addo Advises Ghanaians Not To Go Out To Celebrate East …
President Akufo-Addo has advised Ghanaians not to go into public places to take part in this year’s edition of Easter celebrations from Friday, April 10 to Monday, April 13 in way to control the coronavirus epidemic.
He stressed that Ghanaians doing this will help the government in contact tracing which will help to curb the spread of the novel disease.
In his sixth address to the nation on Thursday on the progress of measures taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic, he said although the efforts have been largely successful, the country was not yet “out of the woods.”
“I appeal to you, let us, in the meantime, continue to comply with the measures,” he said.
“A few hours from now, Friday 10th April, Good Friday is the start of Easter, which is for us Christians, commemorates the unique sacrifice that our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ made for our salvation on the cross of Calvary. The season is a good opportunity for all of us to reflect on that ultimate sacrifice and for each one of us also to make a sacrifice for the sake of humanity’s survival.
“We are used to attending Easter Conventions, making- merry, visiting friends and family, and having a good time.
Yes, like a lot of you, I was also looking forward to visiting Kwahu during this time of the year which I have been doing for several years. However, I am urging all of us to do the exact opposite of what we have been used to for many years. Stay at home,” he appealed to Ghanaians not go out there to celebrate.
“I ask you to keep a distance from your parents, grandparents and extended family, and sternly refuse to attend if you are invited. Your relatives will understand you are doing this out of love for them.
Please, make that sacrifice,” he added.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020