The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has fired the President for his grave mistake with the management of the Covid-19 including the lifting of the lockdown ban which has escalated the rising number of Covid-19.
According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo “should not have taken the gamble to risk the lives of Ghanaians after he lifted the lockdown.”
‘’The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the health of our citizens and the health of the economy. Concerned with this development, we in the Minority presented a memorandum containing far-reaching suggestions on managing the pandemic. We intended it for discussion on the floor of the House but it was not to be,’’ the minority leader said while addressing Ghanaians on Thursday in a press conference.
Our Flagbearer, Former President John Mahama set up a technical advisory team to support the national effort even as he himself offered assistance by way of well-reasoned suggestions as well as donations of critically needed supplies to health care personnel all over the country and food supplies to vulnerable groups. We continue to play our part as responsible citizens.
‘’In Ghana, more than 3,000 of our compatriots have contracted the virus thus far with 18 precious lives lost. Our condolences to bereaved families and the family and medical fraternity on the loss of Prof. Jacob Plange-Rhule, Rector of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Every life lost is one life too many. And so we consider as irresponsible, a statement by the President’s Adviser on Health dismissing the number of lives lost as insignificant.
‘’The dead have families who deserve empathy. Let me add that Ghana’s death toll may be low to some people but there may be things we are not seeing and recording.
”The impact of COVID-19 on our economy has been most devastating – from massive job losses, closure of businesses to a historic fall in GDP growth,”