The surge of the new covid-19 Delta variant in Ghana prevailed as a result of the hopeless incompetence of the President and his NPP government. Ghana is suffering from a lack of leadership, a conspicuously horrible leadership crisis has engulfed the country. We now live in a country where the president appoints his families as ministers, CEOs and board members.
First of all, Ghana could have thwarted Covid-19 from entering its borders. But the hopeless incompetence of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP government. Decided to go to countries that the virus was at its peak. What was even confusing was that the journey to Norway and the other countries was completely inconsequential, accordingly needless.
But the president and his team of entourage risked the entire country by going to these countries. One can easily relate Covid-19 in Ghana to the President and his entourage that went to Norway and the likes. This is because the first case of covid-19 was the Norwegian Ambassador that was with president Akufo Addo during their journey.
After discovering the virus in the country, the president failed to curtail its spread from vertical to exponential. All they keep doing was to host press conferences and tell lies about the virus. They rather used the insurgency of covid to milk the country’s wealth. Till today the government of Akufo Addo can not account for the monies spent and for what in the so-called fighting covid-19.
Fast forward from all the hopelessly incompetent decisions that were taken by the governments of Akufo Addo and NPP. A certain Frontier Healthcare Services Limited was illegally commissioned to administer an antigen test at the Kotoka International Airpot( K.I.A) to stop any possibility of people with covid from entering the country via aviation.
Many stakeholders, CSOs, the NDC, intellectuals, doubted the competence of Frontier Healthcare Services Limited from Nigeria. Since they had no preceding experience whatsoever in that appreciation.
Rightly so as it stands, Frontier Healthcare Sevices Limited was contracted to experiment with passengers who crave to enter Ghana via aviation. Has failed from the mandate for which they were given such a critical contract.
A contract that Ghana’s own Noguchi could have handled better and safer. The fact that the new Indian delta variant is found in the country means Frontier Healthcare Services has flunked.
This is a contract that the finance minister, Health minister and even the attorney general have no idea about. How can an aviation minister enter into a contract about health without the knowledge of the health minister?
The recent disinterestedness of covid-19 protocols was a result of the misleading mannerism of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Who does “fellow Ghanaians” gives contrary information to the fact. He gives orders for covid-19 and does contrary to his orders.
Organizing funerals, his wife H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo’s birthday party, etc. With people not wearing nose masks, neither was social distancing or any of the protocols for covid-19 respected.
Now the momentum Ghanaians had in respecting and helping fight covid-19 has been diminished by the actions and inactions of Akufo Addo and the NPP.
The president must save Ghana now, by bringing back the momentum of Ghanaians to stand against covid-19. To succeed in this, will require new and credible faces. Faces of individuals with integrity that the citizens affirm.
And you can only get such from the covid-19 team of H.E John Dramani Mahama. A team whose advice and directions made the momentum to fight covid-19 massive in Ghana. Until the government spoiled everything with their actions of misleading.
The president must as matter of urgency shut down his so-called covid-19 team. Apologise to Ghanaians, And call upon H.E John Dramani Mahama to bring back his covid-19 team. To save Ghana from the ever-changing nature of covid-19. Especially with the new surge of viruses in our neighbouring countries.
Author: Faisal Mutaru Bapure | Omanjor Tro-bu Constituency