Covid-19 : ‘There Is No Ban On Marriage ‘ – Information Minister Clarifies


The Information Minster designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah , has clarified that, the President’s ban on social gatherings does not include Marriage.

According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during his 23rd address on measures taken against the pandemic ,clearly stated that funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned, stressing that, it does not include marriage.

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Clarifying his point further on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen today, Kojo Oppong said, Court marriages, Church blessings and Moslem’s Nikah, are not affected by the ban, hence, marriages of such nature is allowed.

“It is not a ban on marriage”

He further explained that wedding ceremonies are, however, banned due to social activities it is associated with, which he said is an easy contributor of the spread of the coronavirus.

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Due to the alarming upsurge of the virus, President Akufo Addo has re-imposed ban on  funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials, with no more than twenty-five (25) people, can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask wearing protocols.

Some Ghanaians have exercised their disappointment and displeasure on the above restrictions by the government .

The President admitted that the restrictions are unpleasant, but they will  result in a favorable situation for our country as long as the fight against the pandemic is concerned.

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