- Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has spoken about the calls from Ghanaian for a total lockdown in the country to help fight the deadly coronavirus
- He said currently a total lockdown will hurt the poor badly because a lot of people survive on 'hand to mouth'
- Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko was quick to add that every society can design its own lockdown with the ultimate goal of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus
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NPP activist and cousin to President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the calls by most Ghanaians for a lockdown in this country to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus will hurt the poor.
Since the number of cases started going up several people in the country have been calling on President Akufo-Addo and his government to totally lockdown the country in order to control the spread of the deadly virus.
But a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh Gabby disclosed that every society can design its own lockdown with the ultimate goal of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
“The debate for and against a temporary lockdown in Ghana is sincere.
But, let’s remember that a lockdown is not necessarily one size fits all; every society can design its own lockdown to fit its peculiar dynamics; except the goal is one: to stop the spread. Those against a lockdown make the point that Ghana is not like Europe.
A lot of people here survive on hand-to-mouth, live in compounds houses, etc. Our markets are mainly not like Walmart or Sainsbury’s. Online sales are not common. A lockdown would hurt the poor badly.
All very true. But, how else can we protect the masses from a virus that does not discriminate in its deadly wide spread? How do we protect the poor if things get very bad?” he quizzed
Perhaps the government is working on developing a strategic way to lockdown the country without the poor suffering its effects.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported one of the people responsible for the fumigation exercise at the Amasaman market collapsed while discharging his duties
It is currently unclear what caused him to collapse while going through the fumigation exercise
Information available to YEN.com.gh indicates that he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
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