- President Akufo-Addo of Ghana has gone into self-isolation
- The president took the decision following his exposure to a COVID-19 patient
- During the isolation period, the president said he will be working from the Presidential Villa
The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has gone into self-isolation after his exposure to one person within his circles who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the country's minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Saturday, July 4.
"On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, from today, July 4, 2020, taking fourteen (14) day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols," the statement adds.
Though the Ghanaian president has tested negative for Covid-19, he decided to go on self-isolation out of the abundance of caution. He will continue to work from the Presidential Villa as he self-isolates.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian government has eaten a humble pie following the attack on the Nigerian high commission in Accra which saw some apartments of the embassy pulled down by aggrieved protesters.
Speaking with his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, June 23, President Akufo-Addo said the country deeply regretted the action capable of damaging sisterhood bond between the two countries.
Akufo-Addo described the development as unfortunate and regrettable and assured that those behind the demolition will be duly prosecuted.
The Ghanian president also stated that investigations are ongoing to unravel the cause of the incidents.
“President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Tuesday spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
“In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari that he has directed full investigation into the incident," Garba Shehu, senior media aide to the president made this known in a statement.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians called on the federal government to close down the Nigerian high commission following the attack which left some apartments of the embassy in ruins.
It would be recalled that in what came as a shock, a Ghanian businessman allegedly supervised the demolition of some apartments in the Nigerian high commission situated in Accra.
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