Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has admitted that it was impossible for the government to have continued the partial lockdown imposed on Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi beyond the three weeks announced by President Akufo -Addo.
According to him, the Ghanaian economy, which is largely informal, could not sustain that decision beyond the three-weeks.
President Akufo-Addo on March 27th announced a partial lockdown as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana but lifted it after 3-weeks.
Speaking at an event at the Jubilee House, the Finance Minister said it was necessary to lift the lockdown.
Anwar Sadat, a business Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer for X-Unit Group of Companies based in Accra Ghana, has praised the president Nana Akuffo Addo for lifting the ban on partial lock-down of the country following the mass outbreak of Covid-19 in the country and the world.
According to the business guru, if the president had extended the ban by one week, the country would have experience an economic meltdown.
In an interview with Radio Progress Super Morning Drive host, Muniru Ibrahim on 20th April, 2020, he said businesses were suffering because of the partial lock-down.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted the partial lock-down on some parts of the country which was necessitated by the spread of the novel corona virus.
This makes Ghana one of the first countries worldwide to ease restrictions on movement during the pandemic.
Mr Sadat said the economic hub of the country is Accra and Kumasi and when those areas are closed down, it will affects the operations of the country, he said the Covid 19 has not yet affected the country so much that we will have to lock-down the country more than three weeks.
He stated that, even china has opened up some parts of their country where the virus emanated.
The CEO called on all persons to consider the decision of the president as a bold step and support him in this trying moments.