Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has, in an Easter message to Ghanaians, encouraged the citizenry to use the celebration to reawaken their passion to play a part in Ghana’s development and growth.
In a Facebook post, Dr Bawumia also urged the citizenry to continue to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols during the celebrations.
The full post read: “As Christians across the world commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Samira and I wish all a happy Easter.
While we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to humanity and await his return to save the world, the occasion should also reawaken our passion to play a part in Ghana’s development and growth.
Let’s stay safe and continue to observe COVID-19 protocols during the celebration.”
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo, in his own message, urged all road users to exercise restraint so as to reduce the spate of road accidents recorded annually during that festive period.
Addressing the nation on 1 April 2021 ahead of Easter, he said: “Year in, year out, accidents on our roads have been tragically a part of the celebration of Easter.
“This year, we must do everything possible to reduce its occurrence to the barest minimum,” he added.
The President also noted that the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Police Service has reiterated its determination to enforce the road traffic laws and regulations.
“It is my hope that this Easter will be without any road accidents.
“Let us help them in this endeavour by minimising our speed, taking due precaution for our other road users, driving without the influence of alcohol and wearing our seatbelts, ” he further stated, adding: “Like we have done with the COVID-19 safety protocols, let us also embrace a positive road safety culture that keeps our families and nation safe”.