16 March 2020 – President meets with Parliamentary leadership to discuss COVID-19 medical crisis

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, LEADERSHIP OF PARLIAMENT
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The president met with the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Mike Oquaye; 1st Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joe Osei-Wusu; 2nd Deputy Speaker, Hon. Alban Bagbin; Majority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensa Bonsu; and Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, in attendance. He described the pandemic as a medical crisis that is bringing in its wake deaths and economic difficulties, and is spreading fear and panic throughout the world. Whilst outlining the initial measures that were put in place to confront the menace, the President told the leadership of Parliament that the increased number of cases recorded in the country, i.e. from two (2) to six (6), necessitated a review of the measures, the reason for his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, 15th March. He expressed satisfaction with the general acceptance of the enhanced measures by Ghanaians and added that the directives will be under constant review, as will the enhanced hygiene protocols being observed by establishments and businesses. The President Akufo-Addo urged the leadership of Parliament to support the Executive, as the Attorney General prepares to submit to the House emergency legislation to govern the measures announced.
Full details here: http://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/news-style-2/1537-president-akufo-addo-meets-leadership-of-parliament-over-coronavirus-pandemic

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), TEST RESULTS FROM NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
Evidence/Justification: Increase of COVID-19 cases from two (2) to six (6) in three days