President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government is committed to ensuring that 20 million Ghanaians are being inoculated against the COVID-19 pandemic before the year ends.
According to the President even with the global shortage of vaccines, the Ministry of Health was ensuring that the target to inoculate the adult population of the country was achieved on schedule.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at this year’s Eid-ul Adha celebration, which was held at the newly-commissioned Ghana National Mosque Complex at Kanda in Accra.
President Akufo-Addo Akufo-Addo noted that the current numbers in infection and mortality rates of the disease was a realism that the country was heading for a full-blown third wave.
This he said, there is the need for all and sundry in the country to adhere strictly to the set protocols on hygiene and social distancing, as well as other coronavirus restrictions, until the country attains a very appreciable level of COVID-19 vaccination.
“With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide, we cannot afford another hit of the pandemic,” he emphasized.
Until that goal is achieved, I will continue to count on the support of the Ghanaian people to ensure our collective security,” he stated.
According to him, the country was recovering from the scourge of the pandemic and was faring better than most other countries devastated by disease.
This he said, there is the need to preserve those gains, which had kept investors confident in the nation’s economy, with many more intending to pitch camp in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo also entreated Ghanaians to maintain the peace and religious harmony existing in the country.
He urged all in the country, especially the religions, to be tolerant of each other. “so that we can create a free, conducive atmosphere for the development of our nation.”
The Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, in his sermon, entreated Muslims across the country to live in harmony and peace to enhance national development.
He prayed to Allah to enable the Muslim community to sacrifice personal interests for the common good of society.
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