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Akufo-Addo Praises Bawumia as a Reliable Source of Support in Challenging Times

President Akufo-Addo Thanks Vice President Bawumia and Declares COVID-19 Pandemic Over in Ghana

In a televised address on Sunday, May 28, 2023, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to his deputy, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for his unwavering support during the challenging moments of the COVID-19 pandemic. The President acknowledged the efforts of his government officials, including the COVID-19 Taskforce, as well as various individuals, groups, and organizations for their contributions to Ghana’s fight against the pandemic.

President Akufo-Addo officially declared the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana and shared key statistics. Since the first confirmed case on March 12, 2020, Ghana has recorded 171,758 positive cases out of 2,538,198 tests conducted. The President also highlighted the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with 25,170,382 vaccine doses administered. Of these, 10,536,420 individuals have been fully vaccinated, representing 52.7% of the targeted 20 million people. Additionally, 4,599,883 individuals have received booster doses.

During the address, President Akufo-Addo announced the lifting of all remaining COVID-induced restrictions at airports and entry points, returning to pre-COVID health entry requirements. He also mentioned the recent acquisition of a $3 billion IMF economic support facility, which is expected to assist in Ghana’s economic recovery from the pandemic. However, the President emphasized that the IMF funding alone will not immediately resolve the nation’s economic challenges.

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