- The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana has lamented poor sanitation in parts of Accra
- Gregory Adams, while biking, came across a heap of refuse behind the Legon campus
- Poor sanitation remains a challenge for government as Covid-19 cases spike
The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, has lamented the wanton disregard for public sanitation at the Ayawaso Central Constituency.
It all happened when – upon biking around the University of Ghana – the high commissioner sighted a head of rubbish at a location that carried a public notice against dumping.
“After mountain-biking through the lovely natural bushland behind the University of Ghana today, I was so saddened to come across all of this rubbish that had been dumped just off the Legon Bypass road and right in-front of ‘No Dumping’ signs.
I know Ghanaians love their country. And I do too. I am a very grateful guest here. Maybe that’s why it was so disappointing for me. Dumping waste is clearly disrespecting Ghana, its laws and its environment,” he lamented.
Ghana’s urgent 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.
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