Ghana’s Vice President Bawumia has postulated that if not the excellent leadership of President Nana Addo, there would have been a disaster in Ghana courtesy the infamous COVID-19.
While commending all the agencies, departments, and organisations that have collaborated in the COVID-19 fight at an appraisal meeting for members of the National Security Operation COVID-19 Safety Taskforce in Accra on Friday, September 18, 2020, Dr. Bawumia said the President’s clear, marching orders to members of government, including the Economic Management Team, have been to do whatever it takes to save lives.
This firm, focused leadership, Vice President Bawumia maintained, has been the catalyst for all decisions taken in the fight against COVID-19 so far, and has saved the country from possible disaster.
“I highly commend all the agencies, departments, and bodies that have worked together in this COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we have kept it under reasonable control. We can all be proud of ourselves. But I can confidently state, without any shadow of a doubt, that President Akufo-Addo’s firm, focused leadership in these trying times has saved us so far from the disaster that has been seen elsewhere. His focus, his marching order, to save lives no matter the cost, has been the abiding force that has saved us all,” he declared.
“We can be proud of ourselves on our handling of COVID-19 as affirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that we are one of the best-performing countries in the world. From the decision on the early lockdown, Ghana adopted the 3 Ts (Testing, Tracing, and Treatment), enhanced contact tracing, and even the use of drones.
“At every stage of our fight, the President has been at the forefront, guiding and ensuring that all our decisions are geared towards saving lives. We can bring back the economy, but we cannot bring back the lives we would have lost if we had not focused on saving lives.”