Sammy Gyamfi (NDC)

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has insisted that the Akufo-Addo-led administration has failed in the fight against COVID-19.

Addressing a weekly press conference today [Monday], the party’s National Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi said: “Indeed, our present COVID-19 situation, which clearly is getting worse by the day, calls for deep and candid introspection and soul-searching by the nation…Without mincing any words or making bones about this indisputable fact, Ghana is fast-losing the COVID-19 fight, due to the careless and directionless leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

The NDC ascribed its attestation that the nation was nearly losing the battle against the fatal infection to the weight that the nation’s health framework has gone under, inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), “the disturbing COVID-19 contaminations among top NPP/government authorities”, “the rising wonder of the shutdown of key state establishments, for example, COCOBOD, GNPC, BOST, NHIA, Ministry of Finance, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Education, the National Health Insurance Authority among a few others”.

He likewise approached the government with a quick impact to close all schools to help forestall the spread of the infection among students.

“We demand the immediate closure of all reopened schools which were hurriedly reopened under the guise of facilitating the writing of WASSCE, just to make room for the Electoral Commission to register SHS students on their school campuses.”

“The Ghanaian Times newspaper reports today, that ten (10) more Senior High Schools have recorded cases of COVID-19. As we speak, Nigeria, a major participant in the WASSCE exam has rescinded its decision to reopen schools, while Kenya has also decided to close schools until 2021. We urge President Akufo-Addo to prioritize human lives over electoral fancies.”

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