The founding President and the senior vice president of the IMANI Center of Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe and Kofi Bentil have lauded President Akufo-Addo for the new measures announced in his address yesterday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 10, 2020, presented his 9th televised address to the nation on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among a number of measures, he announced an extension of the ban on public gathering to the end of May 2020 and also indicated that funds have been allocated to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to embark on nationwide public sensitization campaign on the pandemic.
Following these new measures, a section of the populace including the IMANI executives have applauded the president for his efforts in the fight.
In a Facebook post, Franklin Cudjoe congratulated the President for the decision to allocate funds to the NCCE for public education on COVID-19 after a number of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) petitioned him.
“We applaud the President. He will ensure some more of our money will now go to the NCCE for COVID education after 56 CSOs petitioned him to do so,” portions of the Facebook post of the founding president of IMANI read.
The senior vice president of the centre, Kofi Bentil also in a separate social media post expressed his joy over the President’s decision to extend the ban on public gatherings to the end of May 2020 although there were calls for the directive to be revoked.
“Ban on gatherings extended, great! So what if it was lifted? I had already made up my mind! I hope you had too! You’re on your own! take extra care especially if you live in Accra/Tema,” the lawyer wrote in a Facebook post.