- The Osu Chief has died at the Cocoa Clinic
- Nii Okwei Kinka Ďowuona, Osu Mantse was rushed to hospital upon health complaints
- He was aged 57
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Nii Okwei Kinka Ďowuona, Osu Mantse and President of the greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs is dead.
Information from Joy News indicate that the Osu Chief, on his way home on Friday, February 5, complained of some health complications.
He was then rushed to the Cocoa Clinic where he died in the early morning of Saturday, February 6. So far, the cause of death is unknown as some claim it could be complications of the Coronavirus. He was 57 years of age.
The death of the Osu Chief leaves his position vacant amid the expectation of regional funeral service.
Ghana’s current Covid-19 situation
Ghana has so far been added to the list of highly risky countries with a variant of the pandemic.
President Akufo Addo has introduced new restrictions - all wedding, parties and outdoor events are banned.
The Police survive has also been deployed to clamp down on Ghanaians flouting the mandatory mask-wearing directive.
Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of 2.4 million vaccines by March, This will spark the first batch of inoculation even as the President aims to inoculate the entire population of 30 million.
Figures from the Ministry of Health shows a spike in daily numbers since December – this has been linked to indiscipline, flouting of covid-19 protocols and the elections.
Already, the Ghana Medical Association has warned the public that “their health is in their own hands” and hospitals get overstretched to deal with the surge of the virus.
Even as government races to curtail the spread of the virus, suspicions of a suppression of Covid-19 data keeps rising. Journalists and some medical professionals are doubting the figures being churned by the Ministry of Health as they argue that they (the figures) are in sharp contrast with the reality at various medical facilities.
Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo has assured of Ghana’s preparedness to roll out a mass vaccination program against Covid-19. Speaking at his recent Covid-19 address, the president revealed that procurement processes are far advanced to secure millions of vaccine doses in 2021.
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