The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the easing of the restrictions on public gatherings is motivated by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s parochial political interest and not in the interest of the nation.
“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,” National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi said.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, the President’s decision to ease the restrictions “is 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.”
“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,” he stated.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announcing the lifting of the Coronavirus-induced restrictions on the country yesterday, Sunday [May 31, 2020].
He said churches and mosques could hold activities but with about 100 persons in attendance. He among other things lifted restrictions on political activities but still banned political rallies.