The former president of Ghana, who is anxiously seeking for his second term in office H.E John Dramani Mahama has blamed the increasing rate of novel Coronavirus cases in Ghana on president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s poor communication skills.
According to the former president “government has unfortunately not managed public education on coronavirus efficiently, while the latest communication creates the false impression that all is well with the management and spread of the disease. The advice from the President and other government officials that we should begin to learn to live with the disease suggests that you and I must take our destiny into our own hands as far as COVID-19 is concerned.”
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Mr. Mahama noted that, the poor communication on the coronavirus made Ghanaians to lost hope in the pandemic, as a result many people don’t observe the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana Health Service’s precautionary measures to help combat the disease.
“This is coming at a time that public education on the disease has dwindled to the extent that observance of hygiene and distancing protocols, as I indicated earlier, appear to be waning.” He explained.
“The benefit of wearing face masks at this time is obvious, and I reiterate my call on government to utilize some of the funds from the Stabilization Fund and the IMF to enhance local production and free distribution of re-usable face masks to especially vulnerable communities and groups.” He proposed.
According to John Dramani Mahama, the Coronavirus funds voted by parliament are meant primarily to be used to contain the spread of the virus and the free distribution of masks is essential at this time.
Adding to that, Mr. Mahama said “the absence of an effective mass education programme has contributed to the avoidable stigmatization of our brothers and sisters who have recovered from the infection. I invite all of you fellow citizens to join me in celebrating all who have recovered from the disease and I urge our traditional, community and faith leaders to assist the authorities in reintegrating them with their families.” He He appealed.