Ghana erupted into joy when the President announced that he had lifted the 3-week partial lockdown as a result of Coronavirus in Ghana.
On Sunday, April 19, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his seventh address to the nation, announced that his government has lifted the lockdown imposed on Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi.
The news was met with excitement from most Ghanaians, but celebrities and social media influencers had diverse views on the matter.
E.L, a Ghanaian rapper and sound engineer, was confused about the lift on the lockdown with restrictions.
He tweeted: “So wait oo, the Lockdown has been lifted theoretically but still measures are in place to enforce the lockdown??…I no de barb..”
So wait oo, the Lockdown has been lifted theoretically but still measures are in place to enforce the lockdown??…— 𝐃𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐦𝐢 (@ELgh_) April 19, 2020
I no de barb..
Or Efa Me Ho B3n?
Rapper Edem took to Twitter to release stress with how the President pronounces ‘My fellow Ghanaians’.
God morning fellow “ GUY -NE -YENS” …Pronunciations apt— Goget’em (@iamedem) April 20, 2020
Hip-hop/hiplife musician M.anifest cajoled his fans into staying home despite the lockdown being lifted.
Outspoken actress Yvonne Nelson questioned the President’s strategies in fighting the pandemic in with a hilarious meme created by a fan.
Hiplife musician Kwaw Kese was intrigued that some Ghanaians jubilated over the lift.
Why are people jubilating ???— #VicToryALbum loading (@kwawkese) April 20, 2020
Lifted means I can come to Ghana ?— PAPPYKOJO (@PAPPYKOJO) April 19, 2020
If that be the case then return the loan anaa?— Bondzie (@mensamusic) April 19, 2020
Actress and TV host Afia Schwarzenegger questioned Nana Addo’s decisions, adding that she wants to be part of the President’s cabinet to observe how they take decisions.
UK-based Ghanaian afrobeats star Fuse ODG urged his fans to be precautions and observe the preventive measures by the government.
Ghana 🇬🇭…even tho the lockdown has loosened..let's use our own heads and be extra cautious because if we lose guard, we lose lives! Our President has done a great so far BUT we also have to be smart and not go out unnecessarily to avoid the cases going up rapidly #Covid19— Fuse ODG (@FuseODG) April 19, 2020