The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Mahama, has accused the Akufo-Addo government for fouling up the country’s COVID-19 response.
In a meeting with the leadership of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) in Accra, Mr. Mahama pointed out that the results of the government’s efforts are there for all to see.
Ghana has become one of the main drivers of the coronavirus disease on the African continent, with the European Union, blacklisting the country as one whose citizens are not to be admitted to countries in the EU region.
The meeting was to afford former President Mahama the opportunity to abreast himself of the concerns of the Nurses and Midwives so that they can be incorporated into the NDC’s manifesto for the 2020 elections.
According to the former president, as a result of the failed policies of the government, President Akufo-Addo and other top state actors, including Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah have been chased into isolation by Covid-19.
Many Ghanaian doctors and Nurses have also caught the disease with some dying. Students have not been spared either, and all the grim statistics are coming after the Government had claimed in May that Ghana’s infections have plateaued.
President Mahama pointed out that the blame is squarely on the NPP Government because even reports that the NDC’s Covid-19 Technical Team had submitted to the government were snubbed.
And due to what the ex-president calls a monumental failure of the Akufo-Addo government to properly tackle the COVID-19 response, modelling data from international health organizations believe that by November, the country may record as much as 6,000 deaths from Covid-19.