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General News of Friday, 3 July 2020

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

Ghana’s exclusion from EU list should not be taken out of context - Diaspora Affairs

The Director of the Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President (DAOOP),
Akwasi Awua Ababio has asked Ghanaians not to panic over the exclusion of Ghana from countries that can enter their member countries.

He explained the decision is not something we should be scared or take it out of context.

Speaking with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the exclusion of Ghana is not surprising.

He stated that authorities are working to address the issue and are hopeful the confidence in Ghana will soon be restored.

Ghana has been excluded from the list of countries that have been allowed to enter EU countries.

The EU in a statement said the criteria to determine the countries for which the travel restrictions should be lifted included “the epidemiological situation and containment measures, including physical distancing, as well as economic and social considerations” in respective countries.

Reacting to the issue, Mr. Awua Ababio said Ghana has not opened its borders and that could have contributed to the decision by the EU.

He said Ghana has imposed travel restrictions and for that reason, there is no movement into the country, and so, this not surprising.

He gave the hint authorities were working on the situation and will take, a decision when they are comfortable and convinced that we reduced the numbers significantly.

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