More and more world leaders are heaping praises on President Akufo-Addo for his powerful #stayathome message as he announced a lockdown of the country last Friday.
A multi-award-winning cancer surgeon working at the Royal London Hospital, Prof. Shafi Ahmed and the German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff have become the latest to commend President Akufo-Addo for the powerful message he delivered to Ghanaians during his fourth televised address to the nation on the novel coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo while delivering the speech to update Ghanaians on measures taken by the government to fight the pandemic said “We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life” urging citizens to adhere to the lockdown rules and stay at home to prevent contracting the virus.
The president’s message was well-received drawing lots of positive feedback from leaders across the world, who applauded him for making such a thought-provoking and bold statement.
A typical example is the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who described President Akufo-Addo’s message as a powerful one, commending him for uttering such a message to the world.
“Thank you for sending such a powerful message to the world, my brother @NAkufoAddo, President of #Ghana. Together, for a healthier, safer, fairer world! Together against #COVID19!” he tweeted.
Following that, several world leaders have also commended President Akufo-Addo.
Prof. Shafi Ahmed, the renowned award-winning surgeon, in a tweet said President Akufo-Addo’s message to Ghanaians on the pandemic is the quote of the year.
Also, the German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s message by tweeting “To the point”.
To the point👇 https://t.co/LMQd1lVLdy
— Christoph Retzlaff (@GermanAmbGhana) March 29, 2020
British Broadcaster; Piers Morgan, EU Ambassador to Ghana; Diana Acconcia and other known figures described President Akufo-Addo as a true leader and applauded him for his message on the coronavirus.
President of Ghana perfectly spells out the bottom line 👇 https://t.co/Naj0NVNuMP
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 29, 2020
Man, I’m so jealous. See President nau! 🇬🇭 https://t.co/IPYClmvEZh
— Ovie (@OvieO) March 29, 2020
— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) March 29, 2020
— Sherry Pagoto (@DrSherryPagoto) March 29, 2020
— Diana Acconcia (@DAcconciaEU) March 29, 2020
The two-week lockdown President Akufo-Addo announced on Friday, March 27 is in force as Ghana begins its most drastic measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Areas affected are the Greater Accra Region, Greater Kumasi, and Awutu Senya East.
About 2000 soldiers, including the Navy and Airforce, have been deployed by the Ghana Armed Forces to assist the police in maintaining order and ensuring citizens adhere to the lockdown regulations set by the President.
During the two-week partial lockdown, citizens in affected areas are advised to only leave their homes for essential items like food, water, and medicine or activities like banking transactions or the use of public toilet facilities.