Ghana Bans International Conferences, Postpones Opening Dates For Tertiary Institutions
As part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the Ghanaian government has banned all international conferences for the next three months.
Also, the government has announced the postponement of the opening dates of all tertiary institutions, even as all foreign students from Ebola affected countries would have to be subjected to intense screening upon their arrival into the country.
Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah announced these measures in Accra, following the outcome of special meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Ebola with President John Mahama.
In a statement issued by the Minister, the Committee at the meeting with the president had reviewed its successes and challenges and resolved to introduce more precautionary measures so as to tackle the Ebola scourge.
“Also the President advised that consistent with the decision of the ECOWAS Commission that all meetings and missions be suspended unless absolutely essential and well-guided, a three month moratorium be placed on all international conferences and international gatherings which have the potential of spreading the Ebola virus.
“In addition, the President reaffirmed the decision to reschedule the opening dates of tertiary institutions and further tasked the inter-ministerial team to institute urgent measures to screen all foreign students from the affected countries,” the statement said.