Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said 2020 was a particularly difficult year in Ghana`s history and that of humanity, because of COVID-19.
He said the pandemic has not spared any sector of Ghana`s social, economic, humanitarian, financial, and security life and It continues to be even more devastating, particularly with the onset of the ‘second wave’, and the outbreak of a new variant of the virus in most parts of the world.
At The Virtual Summit 58th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, Nana Akufo-Addo said COVID-19 negative impact has heightened and worsened the exogenous shocks affecting our region. The pandemic has brought in its wake unprecedented levels of difficulties for us all.
The President said far from viewing this situation as a disaster before which the entire were powerless, Countries must embrace fully the lessons it teaches, as well as the direction it is pointing In particular, people must remember that it has given them a good sense of how important it is for Countries to strengthen unity and solidarity.
He said. “It has provided us with the avenue to be self-reliant, and it is a clarion call for us to remain faithful to the main objective of ECOWAS, which is to promote cooperation and integration for the well-being of our citizens. .”
”We have shown considerable resilience and solidarity throughout the period, evidenced in the decisions taken on 23rd April 2020, at our Extraordinary Summit, which have helped to contain the spread of the virus in the Region. Let me thank sincerely our Champion on the Fight against COVID-19, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, for the significant efforts made through the provision of COVID-19 medicines, medical equipment, and the deployment of human resources to our respective countries.”