- John Mahama has shared his views and opinions on the Coronavirus pandemic
- He has questioned how President Akufo-Addo intends to protect the economy in the midst of the Covid-19 menace
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to make public plans and strategies his government will adopt to protect the economy in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The former president, in a Facebook live session on Monday, March 16, 2020, said government has failed to tell Ghanaians the impact of the outbreak on the economy.
He noted that the Akufo-Addo-led administration is doing very little to cushion Ghanaians from any plunge in the economy.
“I, therefore, call on government to publish its plans to protect the economy including a possibility of a statement to parliament of the expected impact on our economy and the disruptions of Covid-19 on global supply chains and international travels.”
Mr. Mahama also pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to also provide isolated centers in all the regions of the country and not only Accra and Tema.
Meanwhile, the NDC leader has also suspended his Speak Out tour of the country.
He was slated to be in the Savannah Region on Friday, March 20
Ghana has recorded six cases of the coronavirus disease.
Mr Mahama’s decision came ahead of government’s ban on all social gatherings including political rallies for the next four weeks.
The Speak Out tour is part of a campaign strategy that gives the former president an opportunity to interact and listen directly to the concerns of the people, especially at the grassroots.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that despite the ban on social gatherings, the National Identification Authority (NIA), is still registering people for the Ghana card.
In a Twitter post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the registration is still ongoing in certain parts of the Eastern Region.
Applicants are believed to be the most vulnerable because all of them would eventually end up using the same device to scan their fingers.
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