The current global pandemic being witnessed as a result of COVID-19 needs the efforts of all. The President of The Republic of Ghana, His Excellenc
The current global pandemic being witnessed as a result of COVID-19 needs the efforts of all.
The President of The Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has revealed and implemented many positive measures to ameliorate, if not curtail the impact of this pandemic within the borders of Ghana.
The lockdown of the two main cities in Ghana should let everyone appreciate the magnitude of the challenge at hand.
In an interview with Hon Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah, (the Parliamentary Candidate for Asunafo South) he expressed gratitude to the Government for taking adequate measures to reduce fatalities resulting from COVID-19.
He also raised major concerns about the attitude and behavior of some people in Asunafo South which he deemed are problems. If you visit towns, men are still playing ‘Dami’ a popular local board game. The youth are still playing football and some bars are still operating without providing readily available running water and soap.
A good number of people are flouting this preventative measure and this is a source of worry to our public health.
Asunafo South constituency which has a population of approximately 110,000 with its district capital as Kukuom just recently had its Health Centre upgraded to the status of a District Hospital. This young health facility has historically been under staffed and it only recently that a permanent medical doctor was posted to the facility. The medical Dr is already over burdened and needs more college doctors to compliment his works. Ahafo news can reveal that, in the event of any outbreak of COVID-19 in Asunafo South, our infrastructure and staff will be overstretched. It is for this reason that, we must ensure that we don’t get complacent.
In our quest to very the lapses highlighted by the aspiring lawmaker, we visited Kukuom, Sankore, Noberkaw, Kwapong, Abuom, Anwiam, Dodowa, Asibrem and other towns to get first hand information. Our research team can reveal that most people in Asunafo South interviewed had the perception that this deadly disease could not affect them. Furthermore, it was observed that social physical distancing was not being generally practiced. Most people were not shaking hands with each other but would rather touch the shoulder or head of others. These are worrying observations and there is the need to have more education on COVID – 19. It is sad to also state that most people were asking for buckets and soap without knowing about other effective measures to prevent being infected with the disease.
Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah implored opinion leaders and the general community not to underestimate how dangerous COVID 19 is