Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana to Mali despite COVID-19

Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana to Mali despite COVID-19 pandemic.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Thursday, 23rd July 2020, to help mediate in the ongoing political crisis in Mali.

Border Closure and Restriction on Public Gatherings Ghana’s international land, air, and sea borders have been closed to human traffic since March 21.

All borders to be closed – Akuffo Addo

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry, according to a statement from the Presidency.

According to a report from a site

“The President will return to Ghana later on Thursday, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead,” .

Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital Bamako twice in June to demand the immediate resignation of Keita saying he had been unable to resolve Mali’s numerous crises, while corruption and economic hardship have flourished.