The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has beseeched all Ghanaians who do not have accreditation to follow the President inauguration ceremony from the comfort of their homes.
Addressing the media on preparations ahead of forth coming swearing in ceremony, she acknowledged the huge public interest in the ceremony and the likelihood that most people would like attend.
However, according to her, opening the ceremony to all will be simply disregarding the COVID-19 protocols which would pose dire consequences to health and safety of the entire public.
“I will therefore wish to plead with members of the public to follow the ceremony from the comfort of their homes as it will be broadcasted live on all major television and radio stations”, she added.
She said, the need to strictly observe the COVID-19 protocols informed the number of persons which will be accredited to participate in the ceremony.
The parliament media village will also be made accessible to only 200 media outlets even though there are over 400 hundred television and radio stations nationwide. This according to Pius Enam Hadzide (Deputy minister of Information) is to avoid clutter and reduce numbers as far as covid-19 protocol observation is concerned.
The inauguration of President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will take place in Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.