The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sent a note of caution to any Ghanaian national who will aid a foreigner illegal entry into the country to brace himself or herself up for stiffer punishment when caught up with the law.
He said it does not stand to reason with any Ghanaian national who assist a foreigner, especially, from other West African countries, illegal entry into Ghana, knowing very well that Ghana is battling to deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has so far affected 1,550 lives, with 155 recoveries and eleven deaths.
There have been media reports of some Ghanaians aiding some West African nationals to enter Ghana illegally, despite the closure of its borders.
Some of these foreigners have been arrested by the security agencies with majority of them testing positive for the coronavirus.
In his 8th update address on the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to Ghanaians on Sunday, April 26, 2020, President Akufo-Addo, said the news of some Ghanaians aiding some West African nationals’ illegal entry into Ghana despite the closure of its borders is very worrying.
He described such acts as unpatriotic, calling for its immediate halt.
“We cannot continue to allow a few persons, who are motivated by their own selfish, money-making interests, to endanger the lives of the rest of the population. Not only will persons who enter our country illegally be strictly dealt with, but so will Ghanaians who facilitate their entry”, he noted.