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Closure of land borders rather a curse than a blessing- Jomoro MP

BY: Mary Quartey

Member of Parliament for Jomoro constituency, Hon. Dorcas Toffey is calling on the government to take immediate steps to ensure the reopening of ou land borders.

According to her, the closure of Ghana’s Land Borders is causing more harm than good, to the extent that some of her constituents have committed suicide as a result of this.

She does file a question on Thursday,8 July 2021 in Parliament asking the minister for Interior whether Government is putting in place urgent and appropriate measures towards the reopening of Ghana’s lands borders Togo, Cote d’ Ivoire, and Burkina Faso to enable citizens living in the border towns to undertake their businesses and economic activities without hindrance

Giving answers to her question, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery explained that the reopening of Ghana’s Land Borders will be dependent on advice from COVID-19 Experts.

However, in an exclusive interview with the Jomoro legislator outside the chamber, she stated that the answers given by the Minister were not satisfactory. She stressed that the closure of Ghana’s land borders has really affected livelihood of her constituents, of which she Categorically lamented that people are unable to pay for loans obtain from the banks and some have committed suicide as a result.

Ms Dorcas Toffey further disclosed that her constituents are ready to protest against the government if he refuses to open Ghana’s land borders as soon as possible.

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