The National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, Sammy Awuku stated in an interview with the media in Koforidua that, coronavirus cases in Ghana would have been alarmed by a high number of coronavirus cases if an incompetent President was in the helm of affairs in the country.
According to him, it is a timely intervention that Ghana is blessed to have Akufo-Addo as President during this pandemic.
He said the Akufo-Addo led government has done tremendously well in taken pragmatic measures to tackle head-on the coronavirus pandemic which have resulted in the relatively lower infection rate of the disease.
“Ghana is blessed to have Akufo-Addo and the NPP at this time. Because of the purposefulness, the courage, and determination to confront this issue head-on. If we had any leader who was flip-flopping this time, by now Ghana would have recorded a higher number in terms of this deadly pandemic”
The current global infection of COVID-19 is hovering around 1.1million with 60,000 deaths. Ghana’s case count has reached 214 confirmed cases with 5 deaths as of April 5, 2020.Ghana recorded the first case of COVID-19 on March 13, 2020.
President of Ghana Akufo-Addo on March 27, 2020, announced a partial lockdown of the Nation’s Capital-Accra and Parts of Greater Kumasi for two weeks as an enhanced measure to prevent increasing community spread having closed down all Borders -Land, sea and Air spaces. The government also imposed mandatory 14 days quarantine for returnees in the country. Additionally, the President has established a COVID-19 Fund to help mobilize resources to fight the pandemic.
Sammy Awuku is of the opinion that, the swift decisive decisions of President Akufo-Addo have resulted in a low infection rate in Ghana juxtapose to what happenings in other countries.
Sammy Awuku said this Saturday when he joined an exercise to disinfest Markets in the Eastern Regional capital -Koforidua.
The Eastern region is the 10th region to benefit from the nationwide disinfestation exercise being carried out by the government in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited. About 200 market centers in the Eastern Region were disinfected at the same time.
Present at the disinfestation exercise in Koforidua was the Deputy Minister of Local Government also MP for New Juaben North-Nana Adjei Boateng, Director General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Hon. Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh, Regional Director of NADMO, Kwame Appiah Kodua, National Youth Organiser of NPP Henry Nana Boakye, Municipal Chief Executives for New Juaben North and South -Comfort Asante and Isaac Appaw Gyasi respectively.