President Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to act responsibly during the yuletide as the world still battles the deadly pandemic.
In a Christmas message to the nation on Friday December 25,2021, the President said COVID is still a danger hence the need to be extra cautious.
“As Christmas fills our hearts with gratitude, let us not forget that COVID-19 is still very much in our midst. The number of active cases is currently on the rise. So, let us act and live responsibly, let us continue to adhere to the protocols of social distancing, enhanced hygiene and mask-wearing.
“We have, for nearly two (2) years, been wearing masks, avoiding shaking hands and using sanitizers, which have been uncomfortable experiences for us all, even though they have helped keep us safe. The science tells us that getting vaccinated is the most effective way to defeat the virus and go back to our normal way of life, re-open fully our economy, and return our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity,” the President said.
He also urged drivers to exercise extra precaution the roads.
“Let us all celebrate the season safely and responsibly, it is my fervent hope that this Christmas will be celebrated without any road accidents,”
“Drivers must minimise their speed, take due precaution for other road users , drive without the influence of alcohol and wear their seat belts, and please in the name of Christian charity , remember to help those who are less fortunate.”