A section of Ghanaians has taken to social media to describe the President Akufo-Addo as dishonest over his recent covid-19 update.
The President in a televised address on Sunday, January 17, 2021, revealed a “detailed investigation of the cases indicate that apart from arriving passengers from our airports who tested positive, infected persons have had recent histories of attending parties, weddings, end of year office programs, family get-togethers and funerals.”
This did not sit well with a number of Ghanaians who took to social media to register their displeasure at the president for deliberately ignoring the impact of the political campaigns, rallies and elections which they were heavily involved in.
In a related development, Ex-Info Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview on Joy News the same evening after the address insisted “the science and data don’t support the assertion” that electioneering & related issues can be blamed for the Covid-19 spike.
He further stated that “most Ghanaians were reckless during the Yuletide” and posits that around Dec 7 and before/immediately after, numbers were not that high.
These assertions have been widely described by many as dishonest.
Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have seen a sharp rise with 120 severe Covid-19 cases and 33 critical cases. The president also indicated that Covid-19 treatment centres were full and if measures were not fully obeyed, the country might go back into a partial lockdown.