Akufo-Addo directs Attorney General to submit emergency legislation to Parliament over Covid-19

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President Akufo-Addo has directed the Attorney General to submit to Parliament emergency legislation over Covid-19.

According to the President, the legislation will give backing to the various directives and steps being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Addressing the nation on March 15 on the steps being taken to fight the virus, President Akufo-Addo called for intensive public education, and also ordered the closure of all schools in the country from Monday March 16.

All public gatherings have also been suspended for four weeks.



He stated that the legislation will allow the various directive to be effectively carried out.

“I have directed the Attorney General to submit to parliament emergency legislation in accordance with Article 21 of the Constitution to embolden these measures I have further directed the Minister for Health to exercise his power under section 169 of the Public Health Act 2012 Act 851 by the immediate issuance of an executive instrument govern the relevant…

President Akufo-Addo also called on Parliament to support the executive to see the legislation through for the needed steps to be taken.

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