It is different strokes for different folks, as President Akufo-Addo suspends Cabinet meetings and runs into isolation while Ghanaians have been compelled to queue for the controversial voter registration exercise.
Whatsup News gathered that President Akufo suspended all Cabinet meetings after Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, tested positive for the coronavirus. He has since gone into self-isolation with fears he has already caught the virus.
However, while suspending Cabinet, which is made up of just 19 Ministers, the same President has forced 15million Ghanaian voters to queue at various registration centres for voters ID Cards.
The ongoing voter registration exercise is in spite of warnings by health professionals that it is leading to spiralling infections among the larger population, but the government has not backed down.
Jean Adukwei Mensah, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission has told a group of 230 doctors who wrote to her warning that spiralling infections from the registration process threaten to overwhelm the country’s health infrastructure, that she will not halt the registration.
But Madam Mensah is just a small part of a conspiratorial officialdom, led by President Akufo-Addo himself, who are following through an agenda to compile a new voters’ register.
This officialdom have, however, had the sense to suspend all activities that involve groups of persons, even if it is Cabinet meetings, to avoid catching Covid-19, but have driven 15million Ghanaians out there to go and brave the virus.
Meanwhile, the Orwellian system that is being run in the country entails the fact that Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, and High Court judges have taken medical advice and gone into isolation over fears of catching the virus.
Anin Yeboah was the presiding Supreme Court judge who gave judgment to pave way for the EC to carry on its controversial voter registration.