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Ghanaian President decries Ghanaians aiding West African nationals to beat lockdown

Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has warned Ghanaian citizens against aiding some West African nationals to enter the country despite the closure of the borders.

The President also disclosed that all 17 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which have been recorded in the Oti Region of the country were detected from passengers who were attempting to illegally enter the region from Accra during the period on the lockdown.

President Akufo-Addo said in his 80th Coronavirus update to his countrymen and women that “unhappily, there continues to be the worrying news of a few Ghanaians aiding some West African nationals to enter our country illegally, despite the closure of our borders. Even more disturbing is the fact that several of the West Africans, who have been arrested, have later tested positive for the virus. These are unpatriotic acts, and must stop.”

On the intercepted passengers within his country, the Ghanaian leader said that the passengers were among a total of 67 passengers who were nabbed by the Ghanaian Immigration Service and other security personnel near Nkwanta. 

He said: “The 17 cases in Oti were the result of interceptions near Nkwanta by officers of the Immigration Service and other security personnel of 2 cargo vehicles that had onboard a total of 67 passengers, who were illegally entering the Region from Accra during the period of the lockdown’, and all of whom were tested, with 17 proving positive.”

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