Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama has accused the government of failing to take advice from stakeholders in the COVID-19 fight and also suing the pandemic for propaganda purposes.
Mahama says if government had listened to advice from major health players that could have helped reduce Ghana’s current COVID-19 numbers.
Addressing Ghanaians in a Facebook live session, he said the government is just using te pandemic for propaganda purposes something which is not helping.
“A refusal to be guided by science and a parochial desire for political interest has left government to ignore advice from well-meaning Ghanaians including the Ghana Medical Association in perceived disagreement and their suggestions have been met with savage attacks by government and party officials. You can’t do propaganda with a pandemic, lining up Council of State members, Chiefs to congratulate the President on his handling of the pandemic will not let the virus go away”
He also described the government’s handling of COVID-19 as chaotic.
Mahama for some time now has been criticising the government for the manner in which it has handled COVID-19 situation in Ghana.
This criticisms also saw the Vice President Dr Mahammudu Bawumia respond to him as he said the Akufo-Addo administration has handled the pandemic better than Mahama handled ‘dumsor”.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 12,929 with recoveries pegged at 4,468.
This indicates the detection of 339 new cases and brings the positive rate for the infection in Ghana to 4.95%.
This was made known Dr Badu Sarkodie of the Ghana Health Service at the Ministry of Information press briefing on June 18, 2020.
Total death toll still remains 66 from the last update.
261, 319 tests have been conducted so far with a positivity rate of 4.95.