The National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has blamed President Akufo-Addo for the high increase of coronavirus cases in Ghana.
According to him, because President Akufo-Addo did not prioritise the measures against the spread of the virus, he decided not to close the country’s borders, hence exposing the country to the disease.
But Sammy Gyamfi hinted that “If 4,700 people are infected with the virus with over 80% [3,760] having no travel history, then it means that you have failed on the simple task that is stopping the spread of the virus.”
“This is the argument. He has disappointed the country. Vietnam has done more than 300,000 tests but has recorded 288 cases. This is fighting the virus. This is ensuring that the virus doesn’t spread and it is so because they have adopted aggressive measures to contain the virus.”
“Uganda has tested over 56,767 cases but has only recorded 116 positive cases so what is the President saying?”
“When we test, which in itself is a good thing, and we record a low number of positive cases, we can confidently say we are winning the fight but for the President to say his government efforts has ensured that many positive covid-19 patients have been detected through his enhanced contact tracing is to our survival.”
“We need enhanced measures in stopping the community spread of the virus.”
“We shouldn’t be recording more positive cases in the first place if they are really fighting the virus. Our testing records should reflect the low number of recorded cases like in Vietnam and Uganda for example who have tested more cases than us yet have fewer positive cases.”
He said the sharp rise in the number of cases reported by authorities in the last two weeks is deeply worrying.