President Akufo-Addo has been showering praises on the military for its participation in the Covid -19 fight.
On Tuesday, May 12, President Akufo-Addo was at Burma Camp to commission housing project executed by his administration, using the occasion to praise men of the Ghana Armed Forces for their participation in the Covid-19 battle particularly the enforcement of the lockdown.
Expressing his gratitude to the Military for responding to his call to help in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, the President stated, “I am proud of your exceptional diligence and vigilance in ensuring that the protocols and restrictions I outlined were complied with, especially during the three-week partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa.”
Describing their efforts in the areas of medical support, logistics chain management, the enforcement of the restrictive measures, and operations on land, sea and air as laudable, the President commended their co-operation with the other security agencies.
“Indeed, the country has also taken notice of the strengthening of relations between you and the citizenry, evidenced in your remarkable contribution towards ridding our cities of filth, disinfecting markets, and providing water and other basic services to the needy and vulnerable,” he added.
With the pandemic affecting the routine training and social activities of the Army, and with the end-of-year WASSA failing to come off, President Akufo-Addo was confident that “sooner rather than later, we will have the opportunity to make up for lost time.”
He reminded the men of the Armed Forces to continue to observe the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols that he has outlined for the people of Ghana.
“Do not forget to wash your hands regularly with soap under running water, use alcohol-based sanitizers, refrain from shaking hands, cover your mouths and noses when you cough or sneeze, wear your masks at all times in public, eat well and follow a good diet. I do not have to tell you about the importance of exercising,” he said.
He continued, discipline and self-discipline are easy concepts for you, the men and women in uniform, to appreciate and apply. Lead by example, so that the rest of the country can follow. I have no doubt that we, the Ghanaian people, are up to it, and, that, united, we will be able to emerge from this crisis even stronger than before.”