President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to address the nation on Sunday, 3lst May, 2020. One thing Ghanaians look up to is the lifting of ban on public gatherings. The president in his latest address extended the ban on social gathering to the end of May which he said the decision to ease restrictions on public gatherings will be made after assessing the impact of the measures put in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Pressure is also being mounted on the president to lift the ban on public gatherings by some members of the clergy to allow churches to operate or have their usual business.
Information from a deep throat source has hinted the president will be lifting the ban on social gatherings as being speculated and ensure a strict adherence to the precautionary measures.
The NIA which reports directly to president Akufo-Addo having fore knowledge of the lifting of the ban are gearing up to continue the Ghana Card registration in the Eastern Region.
It has therefore set June 7, 2020 to continue the Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region.
Equipments are also being mobilized to the region, the informant confirmed.
The NIA suspended the Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region following an Interlocutory Injunction application filed at the High Court restraining the Authority from continuing with the registration exercise.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), raised concern about the violation of the WHO Protocols and the directives concerning public gatherings. Reports from the various registration centres also gathered Hundreds of people massing up in order to be issued the Ghana Card in contravention of experts advise to reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The NIA however, insisted the Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region was not in violation of the president’s directives concerning public gatherings.
The process came to a halt after receiving backlash from a section of Ghanaians to value human life, even though the court had ruled in favour of the Authority to continue with the exercise.
The NIA realising the public anger truncated the process and called it suspended.