The Greater Accra Regional Minister Mr Henry Quartey said the COVID-19 Pandemic caused major social economic ruin in the country therefore Ghanaians must not let their guard down but join forces together with leadership to build a resilient system.
Speaking at the Greater Accra 65th Independence Day celebration parade held at the El-Wak Sports Stadium, the minister said finding from the COVID-19 business track survey conducted by the Ghana statistical service said business in Ghana suffered an average decline of an estimated 51 percent leading to the closure of business that resorted in job losses.
Mr Henry Quartey said but for the timely intervention of government and other global organisation, the affected business would not have remain resilient. He however commended the World Bank and the United Nation Development Programme for their investment made in resuscitating business.
Mr Quartey maintained that, it is a time for all to come together in solidarity to build the country to fulfil the objective behind the fight of the nation. He appealed to stakeholders to make the ’Operation Clean Your Frontage’ work. The Municipal Chief Executive for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Reverend Solomon Kotey Nikoi stress the need for all to cooperate and support the government, as it stride for initiate prudent policies to restore the country economic misfortune. The MCE said the assembly is working hard to reposition itself to be the best municipality in the Greater Accra Region. St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School was the overall best for the parade.