Ghana’s strategy and efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic never cease to marvel the world as the West African nation continues to be ranked high and above several powerful countries including the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The country’s style of controlling and containing the disease has won the hearts of many and attracted praises from thousands both home and abroad who see the effort as exemplary.
Even though some restrictions imposed early on have been revoked, Ghana, unlike many other countries still has several restrictions as well as safety protocols in place to check the rate of spread of the disease.
It is anticipated, however, that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will tonight announce the revocation of some more restrictions even as the numbers keep rising.
Ghana, according to Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, a Member of Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, rates second globally in terms of proficiency in the management of the disease. The only country ahead, he said is Germany.
The Assin South legislator, speaking on Accra-based Citi TV’s The Big Issue on Saturday, May 30, 2020, asserted that Ghanaians, while not being complacent need to commend themselves for their efforts in managing the disease.
He warned against politicisation and unnecessary criticism as they undermine the country’s gains.
“When it comes to Germany, the country currently has 138,000 cases and 8,500 deaths but the Chancellor has ensured that restrictions have been eased. The Germans have been absolutely efficient with this. When you mention Germany, the next probable country that comes into mind in terms of efficiency in managing COVID-19 is Ghana. We must not be pessimistic about the efforts,” he admonished.
“On per capita basis, which country in Africa has performed better? I’m not saying that we have come to the same level of efficiency. But on a sub-regional basis, Ghana has become the model, a leading light that many countries have learnt from and are still learning from in terms of our strategies, management, and pragmatism in the fight against coronavirus. And that is something Ghanaians must be proud of. Sometimes politics should not take our sense of objectivity to acknowledge that, as a state, we have done well,” Rev Fordjour submitted.