The National Democratic Congress (NDC) have accused President Akufo-Addo of easing restrictions to aid his political agenda.
In a media briefing chaired by the National Communications Officer for the party Sammy Gyamfi he said everything is clear that the easing of restrictions is to allow EC to go ahead with its new voters’ registration exercise.
“It is very clear, that the easing of restrictions was motivated by the President’s parochial political interest and not the interest of the nation.”
“Mainly intended to pave way for the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission (EC) to carry out its rigging agenda through the needless and wasteful new voter registration agenda.”
Sammy Gyamfi said, “the fact that church and mosque gatherings are not supposed to have more than 100 people in attendance, and are supposed to last for just an hour but the National Identification Authority (NIA) and EC have been given the freedom to register an unlimited number of people from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, that’s for a period of 10 hours, shows clearly that the so-called partial reopening of schools, churches and mosques was only a ruse to the President’s main agenda”.
The President in his address on May 31 said : “Market places, workplaces, public transport, and constitutional and statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols.”
There were a number of other restrictions which were lifted, it included University final year students going back to school on June 15, SHS will do same on June 22 and JHS will resume classes on June 29.
Ghana’s case count of the novel COVID-19 has risen to 8,070. The recoveries have also increased to 2,947.
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in his televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020.