Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to stay safe while celebrating the holidays.
In a Christmas message on Friday, he stated that although the season is for celebration, the country needs its citizens alive to progress.
“For those who will be travelling please drive safely. For those who will be going to the beaches, especially with kids, please keep extra precaution. Your country Ghana needs you alive and well to participate in its building, this country is all we have and you are all this county has and all it needs to succeed,” Mr. Mahama said.
The former President also urged the general public to protect themselves against Covid-19, especially with the increase in activities across the country.
“Let us all endeavour to observe the Covid-19 protocols of social distancing, mask-wearing and sanitising our hands regularly. Even if you are vaccinated, it is important to adhere to the protocols. Let us remember to be physically active, remember to eat healthily, bearing in mind that your continued good health depends on it,” he added.
While wishing the public a Merry Christmas, John Mahama called on everyone to do better in the coming year and beyond, share their love with neighbours, and everyone they come across and bond as well.
“All too soon the year has also come to a close. Without a doubt, the year 2021 was eventful, but through all the glorious highs and heartbreaking lows we encountered, we can resoundingly say Ebenezer we thank God, for how far he has brought us,” he stated.