Government has deflated arguments and rubbished claims by the minority that the management of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country has been poorly handled.
According to a deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, such assertions are disappointing and exposes the opposition MPs of their ignorance about the state of affairs with regards to the pandemic in the country.
The minority at a press conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020, blamed the government for the country’s high cases of the novel coronavirus and condemned the President for failing to be proactive.
They indicated for instance that the failure by the President to close the country’s borders earlier, impose a lockdown on time, and introduce all other safety protocols is the reason for Ghana’s situation now.
They also challenged claims by the Ghana Health Service that the infection rate of the disease in the country has peaked and is currently on the decline.
But responding to the backlash, Mr. Hadzide noted that “the minority is still unable to offer any pragmatic alternatives but merely rehash those same lame queries that Mr. Mahama has asked during his political broadcast on Facebook.”
He was disappointed in the level of “unawareness” being exhibited by the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament.
“It is disappointing for instance that the minority is unaware that across the various metropolitan, municipal, and District Assemblies, public education is ongoing,” he said.
The insistence by the minority that stranded students in China should have been evacuated to Ghana in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Asian country Mr. Hadzide indicated, was embarrassing particularly when the government has been justified in the long run.
“It is shocking and even embarrassing that the NDC is latching onto the very bogus proposal that the government should have repatriated Ghanaian students from Wuhan. The students themselves have spoken to several media outlets and shown gratitude for the much wiser decision of the Akufo-Addo government.
“This week, schools, in fact, have been opened in Wuhan and for the records, not a single Ghanaian student in China was infected by COVID-19,” he said.