President Nana Akufo-Addo with Mr Eugene Arhin

President Nana Akufo-Addo will review the restrictions on land border movement, if need be, the Director of Communication at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, has announced.

He told the presidential press corps at the Jubilee House on Monday, 30 August 2021 that: “President Akufo-Addo understands the difficulties people have had to go through” as a result of “the restrictions that have been imposed on lives and livelihoods”, adding: “I believe if there is the need for them to review whatever aspects of the restrictions, he will make it known when he addresses the nation”.

The president closed the borders in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic entered the country.

It was one of the many emergency measures put in place as part of the onslaught on the pandemic.

Last week, however, residents of the Volta Region marched to demand the borders be opened.

They complained that those living in border towns who engage in trading activities have been affected heavily by the continuous closure of the borders.