May 12, 2020

The Minority in Parliament has urged the President Nana Akuffo-Addo led government to desist from providing false hope on the COVID-19 pandemic to Ghanaians that the situation is under control by using its management of information as a cover up.

According to the Minority, it is an insult to the intelligence of Ghanaians when the rate of infection keeps rising up and added that what the President and his team must understand is that the issue is beyond public relations gimmick.

“It is not for a person to be egoistic or feel high when addressing the nation, we in the Minority do not want to tolerate any failure as this would cost lives despite assurance from the President; our health facilities remain very stretched”, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu said at a press conference.

Again, Mr. Iddrisu noted that apart from vitamin C being given to patients isolated at the GA East Hospital they are not getting any support from government and government must come clean and be transparent with data on Ghanaians infected with the COVID-19.

“PPEs should be made available, sufficient and adequate in quantities across the country to all health professionals. They cannot face the weeks ahead without adequate health equipments”.

Meanwhile the Minority is demanding accountability of funds towards the fight against the coronavirus spread as it points out that NADMO claims it was spending two million cedis a day on feeding without any mention of the number of Ghanaians being fed.

“Let us know the number of Ghanaians you are feeding, we can do a simple mathematics, if you were spending hundred or two hundred on a person tell us how much you spend daily, and the category of people you spend on in the interest of full transparency”.

Mr. Iddrisu further noted, the Minority would demand full disclosure through a thorough audit of all funds received.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/