Deputy National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen, has bemoaned the Nana Addo-led government’s approach in fighting Coronavirus.
He was emphatic that the current administration will face the wrath of God for letting cases of COVID-19 soar, a scenario he believed could have been managed well under the NDC administration led by John Dramani Mahama.
“God will punish them [Nana Addo-led government]. Now the cases have increased, is this the science and data they told us about? Ghana will not end the fight against COVID-19 with this government. They are clueless,” Kwaku Boahen said in an interview with Kwasi Aboagye on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said but for his government’s “proactive” manner in handling tracing, testing, and treating COVID-19 patients, Ghana would have, so far, been able to detect only 1,413 cases instead of the current 4,700.
The President noted in his Sunday address to the nation on the coronavirus situation: “We must understand that the more people we test for the virus, the more persons we will discover as positive and thus, have the opportunity to isolate and treat them. If you do not test people for the virus, you will not find the persons who are positive, let alone isolate them from the population and treat them and prevent them from spreading the virus”.
“So, as of today, Sunday, 10 May 2020, the country has conducted a total of 160,501 tests with our total number of infections standing at 4,700; 494 recoveries, five persons being critically ill and 4, 179 persons responding to treatment.
“Twenty-two persons, virtually all of them with underlying illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and chronic liver disease, have unhappily died,” he gave out figures of COVID-19 cases in Ghana.