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Coronavirus: Samia Nkrumah Adds Her View “For The Motion” That A Lockdown Be Effected

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Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party. In the 2008 parliamentary election, she won the Jomoro constituency seat, which was her first attempt.

As at now, every individual is giving his or her own submissions as to why there should either be a lockdown or not, and how one must cope should there be a lockdown.

Many are the views of some high profiled individuals, politicians, celebrities, and the ordinary citizen, based on their own understanding, which Some are for the motion that there should be a lockdown to avoid the spread of the deadly virus, while others are also against the motion.

However, on Thursday the 27th of March , 2020, at exactly 11:10pm, the President of the Rublic of Ghana addressed the nation, being his fourth national address since the country was hit by the coronavirus, and announced a lockdown of certain parts of the country, effective on Monday 30th March, 2020.

In response to that, Samia Nkrumah has also brought her view on board on what a lockdown means, how it affects the economy, its consequences, and how people should cope with it. On her facebook page, she wrote a few things for Ghanaians.

Read the full post below….

“A lockdown means that, the people engaged in the production and distribution of food will still be able to operate. Just as medical and security personal; nurses, doctors, police, army, and so forth. Essential services offered by banks and pharmacies will not be stopped. You will still be able to get to the market or a shop to buy food but in a carefully-organised manner. We can do this. 

India, with a population of 1.5 billion and about 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths, has gone into a lockdown two days ago. In Ghana, we’re 30 million with 136 confirmed cases and 3 deaths. Both our countries have millions living hand to mouth.

The Ghana Medical Association has called on the Government to seriously consider a lockdown. The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research is calling for help with new equipment. The Trade Union Congress representing organised labour nationally has urged for a lockdown if necessary. The Union of Professional Nurses has made the same demand.

These organisations understand better than all of us that our healthcare system simply won’t be able to cope with a spread of the virus. And if you have a major health crisis you have an economic crisis too.  

Let’s consider that a lockdown will only be useful to us at this initial stage before and not after a crisis has occurred. It’s the strictest precaution to take to pre-empt a situation, one we can’t control.

Is there a political choice to be made here? Yes. Will that entail a sacrifice on communities, companies and individuals? Yes. Will the government have to cushion some people? Yes. We’ll all have to mobilise and each one of us will have to help. 

Be brave. Don’t panic. Be pro-active. #covid19 #covid19ghana #ghana”


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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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OPINION: Ghana Is Likely To Record A Million Covid-19 Cases After This Voter ID Registration Process

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OPINION: Ghana Is Likely To Record A Million Covid-19 Cases After This Voter ID Registration Process

Is been a week and some days since the electoral commission gave the pass for the new voters ID registration process to start, despite the existence of the the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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Although several measures have been put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, these measures seems not to be observed at some registration centers. Nevertheless, as washing of hands, checking of the people’s temperature and wearing of face marks have been the key measures looked at. 

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 The issue with social distancing is a problem at some centers, though according to the the world health organization (WHO) the deadly Coronavirus highly spread when one comes into contact with an infected person. We might wash our hands and use the hand sanitizers, wear the face marks but if the protocol on social distancing is not observed at it’s highest level, people will perhaps get the virus without knowing they have because social distancing at some registration centers wasn’t looked at or observed. 

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Coronavirus: Closing Schools Will Be Disastrous – GES Director General

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Coronavirus: Closing Schools Will Be Disastrous - GES Director General

We have chanced on a video of the Director-General of Ghana Education Service stating that closing down schools will be disastrous.

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It would be recalled that, the coronavirus has now spread in some senior high schools and some parents and pressure groups are calling on the Government to close down the schools across the country. Well, according to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, stated that why are Ghanaians complaining so much about this issue and he also heard the opposition NDC is also calling for the closure of schools.

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In his view, if the Government should close down schools it would not be a good thing as majority of the students are having the virus. There are over 250,000 students across the country and if the Government should allow them to come home just imagine what would happen. They are going to infect other people and it would be disastrous. Health experts say it is not advisable for them to come home so he does not agree with pressure groups who are mountain pressure on the Government to close down schools. 

Please let us continue to protect ourselves by observing the safety precautionary measures ie washing of hands with soap under running water, wear your face mask when stepping out and observe social distancing. Please watch him in the video below. Thank you. #staysafe

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