Founder and presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has made available some 7 ambulances to help the government in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
This was disclosed by her running-mate in the 2016 election, Brigitte Dzogbenuku at a meeting the president had with some political parties at the Jubilee House on Friday.
Applauding the closure of Ghana’s borders, the subsequent quarantining of some Ghanaians, and the partial lockdown implemented in some parts of the country, she added that the PPP’s 2016 presidential candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, was making available to government seven (7) ambulances to help fight against COVID-19.
She said the political leader will make the ambulances available should the government need them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
She commended the government and President Akufo-Addo on efforts to combat the disease, stressing that “we are quite happy. Nobody in the world has been here before, and no one here can claim to know how to do it better than anybody else. We are all learning as we go along”
“Let’s make an effort at taking off our competitive blinders, and put on our compassionate lenses, because, at this point, it is compassion we need”, she said to the political party leaders represented at the meeting.
On his part, Ivor Greenstreet Ivor, the 2016 flagbearer of the CPP, noted that the world has been witnesses to how some governments prevaricated in the wake of the pandemic, and are now paying a heavy price for their actions and inactions.
“Fortunately, this is not a charge your Government can be accused of. Your decisions, thus far, have been decisive, resolute and very important,” he added.
Mrs Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the 2016 flagbearer of the NDP, thanked President Akufo-Addo for the actions taken so far, stressing that “the actions have been timely and purposeful to the covid-19 pandemic that we have to fight”, with the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo, urging for unity in the fight against the pandemic.
The NDC Chairman, thus, urged all “to come together, put our shoulder to the wheel, and assist government fight and defeat the pandemic.”