Akufo-Addo should lockdow Ghana for 10 days - Pressure group urges government

Akufo-Addo should lockdow Ghana for 10 days - Pressure group urges government

- Center for Ethical Governance and Administration (CEGA), has underscored the need for the country to be under lockdown for 10 days.

- They have advised on President Akufo-Addo not to ease restriction as the number of Coronavirus cases has surged to over 7000

- They want the government to use the 10 days to undertake or conduct mass testing to curtail the spread of the disease

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A pressure group, Center for Ethical Governance and Administration (CEGA), has underscored the need for the country to be under lockdown for 10 days.

They, however, called on President Akufo-Addo not to ease restriction as the number of Coronavirus cases has surged to over 7000.

According to CEGA, government should use the 10 days to undertake or conduct mass testing to curtail the spread of the disease.

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“We call on His Excellency the President to rather lock down the entire country completely and comprehensively for 10 days and use the period to conduct mass or random testing in order to substantially contain the disease before any consideration can be given to ease the restrictions on social or physical distancing and other hygienic protocols meant to protect the lives of Ghanaians.”

In a press statement, sighted on Ghanaweb.com, CEGA stated that all institutions with the EC included should not put the lives of Ghanaians at risk by holding any sort of public gathering.

“In this regard, we urge the President and all state institutions including the Electoral Commission of Ghana and the National Identification Authority not to be motivated by any non-health considerations to undertake any mass gathering activities to recklessly jeopardize the lives of Ghanaians.”

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In other news, Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has expressed total disappointment in how the COVID-19 testing of MPs and Staff of the House of Parliament has been managed.

Okudzeto Ablakwa said there should be nothing to hide with regards to the coronavirus disease since it is not a death sentence.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, he asked that the "leadership by example" principle should be adopted in order to avoid stigmatisation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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