Ghanaians prefer fighting coronavirus face to face due to poor human intervention plans by govt before the lockdown—-Former President Mahama asserted
Government failed to put in proper human intervention plans before locking down parts of the country, the Former President, John Dramani Mahama has asserted.
According to him, the poor plans implemented by the Akufo-Addo led administration brought hardship to some people in the country which made the lockdown become imprisonment for those in hardship.
Speaking in a televised address yesterday in Accra, the Former President established that the current pandemic was complicated, thus needed necessary measures in place before locking down the hot spot zones.
“Due to poor human intervention plan, the people prefer to come out of the room and fight the virus face to face than to stay inside the room and get protected from it,” he said.
Former President Mahama noted that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo just woke up to inform the people he was locking down parts of the country without giving the necessary and better lockdown intervention measures to ease burden of the people.
He stated that due to his poor policy, he was quick to come out to announce free movement or the suspension of the partial lockdown without well stipulated plans to ensure the welfare of the people against the virus.
The Former President established that it would be a burden on the nation if people risk their life just to survive in the current hardship while Coronavirus was still in the midst.
He observed that opening the economy at this time was not the best but urged the government to beef up efforts in contact tracing to prevent further spread among Ghanaians.
“I will say the government should not relent efforts on contact tracing, he should test, test, test and test,” Former President stated.
He also appealed to the government to speed up test results to avoid discrepancies challenging the results.
Former President Mahama promised his outfit’s commitment to ensure safety of the citizens while helping in the fight against the ailment to put the country on the front door of achievement.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE