Ghanaians stacked outside of the country due to COVID-19 have expressed desire to come home but the governments has seemingly refused to heed to their incessant calls.
In past weeks, the government of Ghana promised it was going to provide chartered air planes for Ghanaians who have one or the other ways been stuck in other countries to enable them come home.
Fast forward, the promise had turned out to be one of the political promises which Ghanaian leaders are known for.
Some Ghanaians who have agitated in their willingness to return home even if it would cost them fortunes have once again registered their displeasure at the government’s unwillingness to come to their aid.
To awaken a dead horse, the Ministry of Tourism in their usual Ministry of Information’s media briefing has stated their desire to reopen tourist sites due to the chunk of revenues being lost to COVID-19.
We as a media house sees the government’s unwillingness to help our colleagues stacked outside come home as insensitivity on the side of government.
Just to end it, we spotted the #opentheborders which we support so well.
Again we want to ask that when restrictions on tourist sites are opened when stakeholders in the space comply with directives, who government is expecting to, visit these tourist sites.
We support the tourism ministry that sites should be opened and visits to these sites should commence to augment already wailing economy. To this end, we want the government to open the borders to enable our brothers and sisters to return home, and to boost tourism as well. #opentheborders .
Here are some comments…
Foreigners come into the country as tourists. And so if boarders are closed, what is the easing of tourism about? When people can’t come into the country as tourists to even boost the economy. Lift ban on boarders and put measures in place. Else easing restrictions on tourism is vague. #OPENTHEBORDERS
Foreigners come into the country as tourists. And so if boarders are closed, what is the easing of tourism about? When people can’t come into the country as tourists to even boost the economy. Lift ban on boarders and put measures in place. Else easing restrictions on tourism is vague.