Gov’t engages stakeholders on plan for post-Covid-16 restrictions

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Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says government has begun series of engagements with various stakeholders in the country to deliberate on measures aimed at assuring the safety of persons as part of a broader post COVID-19 plan.

He made this disclosure during yesterday’s press briefing in Accra.

“You will recall that from the 15th of March, the Government of Ghana has imposed and subsequently amended various restrictions aimed at protecting the population and at the same time allowing economic activities to proceed,” he said

“Government envisages that in the coming weeks it needs to outline a gradual plan for post restrictions era. Pursuant to this, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commenced engagement with various stakeholders on safety measures that can allow the easing of restrictions without compromising the health of the population,” he added.

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Safety measures

There have been general concerns on the safety of persons at workplaces amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

However, Mr Oppong Nkrumah noted that the government has already engaged with the Association of Ghana Industries on potential measures for workplace safety.

“Industry has volunteered some measures will be made mandatory in all work places and these measures are currently under consideration,” he said.

He also added that there has been a series of engagement with the education community and the transport sector to outline measures that will ensure the safety of students and public transport users.

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The Information Minister further told the media that President Akufo-Addo  has started  engaging the education community on potential post restrictions measures that will allow a reopening of schools while protecting students, faculty and non-teaching staff.

“The President is very much concerned about status of millions of Ghanaian children whose education is now challenged because of the restrictions and is examining what it will take to ensure that learning and examination is not ultimately compromised. He has also been engaging with the transport sector on how to ensure more compliance and safety on public transport,” he said.

 

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