Let's rise above partisan politics to fight coronavirus - Mahama announces

Let's rise above partisan politics to fight coronavirus - Mahama announces

- Mahama has called on all the former appointees under his administration to throw their weight behind government to fight the coronavirus

- He advised them to rise above partisanship and politics in these times of crisis

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Former president John Dramani Mahama, who doubles as the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on all the former appointees under his administration to throw their weight behind government in the coronavirus fight.

According to him, all the appointees who were at the frontline of fighting the deadly virus should put their best foot forward and eschew partisan politics.

In a Facebook live address on the COVID-19, John Mahama also called on ECOWAS and the UN to put in place enforceable protocols in dealing with the pandemic.

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“I have instructed all former appointees of my administration who assisted in our readiness efforts during the ebola epidemic to aid the government in whatever way they can if requested to do so.
This virus is an enemy to all Ghanaians, and the call to duty in the fight against it rises above partisanship and politics.” he said.

Mahama also called on Ghanaians to put in their best to adhere strictly to the safety measure laid out by government and the health ministry.

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Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that all public and private schools including universities were to be suspended from March 16, 2020, for the next four weeks.

Also, all public gatherings have been suspended for the next four weeks as part measures to control the spread of coronavirus.

Church services, conferences, public funerals, political rallies, and all other public gatherings are also suspended.

This follows a 6-hour meeting with the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 rapid response.

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