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Marriages are collapsing, people committing suicide over hardships associated with land borders closure -Jomoro MP

The NDC Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Toffey says marriages of her constituents are collapsing and people are committing suicides due to the hardships associated with the closure of land borders still in place.

According to the MP, the hardships her constituents along border towns are experiencing are unbearable to cope with.

Her comment follows a statement made by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery that government will consider the option of re-opening Ghana’s land borders depending on the security situation within the sub-region and the advice from the Covid-19 experts in view of the third wave in neighbouring countries.

Responding to a question on the floor of Parliament, Ambrose Dery said Ghana’s neighboring countries have all closed their land borders and it would therefore be better for Ghana to open its borders in consultation with neighboring countries in the sub-region.

However, the Minister said the land borders are opened for import and export of goods.

As of Wednesday, June 23, 2021, a total of 144,719 trucks crossed our land borders.

But speaking to Adom News on the back of the minister’s answers, Miss Toffey who described the Minister’s answers as unsatisfactory urged the government to reconsider reopening the borders since the continued closure is negatively affecting livelihoods.

Dorcas Toffey who is also a member of Parliament’s Committee on Gender and Children said she will lead her constituents to demonstrate against government over the closure of borders should their plea not be heeded.

Source: Ghana News

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