- Vice-president of Imani Ghana, Bright Simons, has hinted that Ghana may be on lockdown starting from March 22, 2020
- According to Simons, the source of his post is 'highly placed' & confirms that the president is being strongly advised to put Ghana on lockdown
- Since 2004, Imani Ghana has been in Ghana’s policy environment for putting out objective, independent analysis and critique on many issues
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Bright Simons, the Vice President of Imani Ghana has indicated that Ghana might be on lockdown beginning on Sunday, March 22, 2020, in a serious post.
In the post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Twitter handle of Bright Simons, he mentions that the National Security Council has been strongly advising President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to embark on the lockdown.
"Highly placed sources: Ghana's Prez advised by Natl Secu Council to commence lockdown from tomorrow. We all agree that these are unprecedented times," were his own words in a post made on March 21, 2020.
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The gentleman, however, goes ahead to indicate that the lockdown may not be what is seen in other parts of the world as Ghana cannot afford to 'copy blindly'
But this is not the time to copy blindly. "Lockdown" must mean very specific things in an African context. Nothing generic, he said.
IMANI Ghana, where Bright Simons is a vice president, is a Center for Policy & Education & a Think Tank of considerable local and international repute based in Ghana.
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Founded on the 9th of March 2004, IMANI has carved a niche in Ghana’s policy environment for putting out objective, independent analysis and critique on many issues, using tried and tested techniques that apply across different disciplines.
In other news, top Ghanaian celebrity King Promise has stated that he is in self-isolation after returning from the UK in the past days
According to the Ghanaian musician, he shows no symptoms of COVID-19 but has decided to undergo the 2-week isolation in line with WHO protocols
King Promise mentions that although his London and Amsterdam concerts pulled massive crowds, he had to call off the rest of the concerts due to the coronavirus outbreak
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