COVID-19: I Stood Up And Acted Like A Man To Protect The People — Akufo-Addo Laments Effect Of Ongoing Ban
Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, President Akufo-Addo says he will continue to take tough and difficult decisions that will protect Ghanaians until the deadly bug is kicked out completely.
The President noted that although some of the decisions may be unbearable to many, there will be joy in the end.
“It’s not been easy. You can imagine the decisions we have to take to disrupt the lives of our people. They are very difficult decisions to take. When you’re put in a position of leadership and you’re confronted with a situation, you have a choice. Either to fall back and look up and say ‘Oh God, what can I do?’, or you stand up and act like a man and try to protect the people who have been out in your care. And I chose the latter, that I would do what I felt was right to protect the people of Ghana,” he said.
Akufo-Addo noted that he is unhappy that the holy month of Ramadan which begins this week cannot be observed including that of Easter which passed uncelebrated.
“For instance, today is the eve of Ramadan and mosques are not operating. It is the first time in my lifetime that Ramadan is going to be celebrated without mosques being open. These are very difficult times and they require difficult decisions to be taken.”
President said this at a meeting with Muslim leaders at the Jubilee House today, Wednesday.