COVID-19: "Nana Addo Is Tired, We Are Also Fatigued" - Kwaku Agyeman Manu

Ghana's Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has revealed that President Akufo-Addo and other Government Officials leading the fight against covid-19 in the country are tired since the citizenry are refusing to adhere to simple protocols outlined to reduce the spread.

According to him, despite the numerous public education, some individuals are failing to follow simple instructions adding that if care is not taken, many of the positive cases could soon turn into critical conditions.

Speaking at the commissioning of a Police Station and CHPS Compound at Dormaa Nsesreso, the Health Minister said "If we don’t do that, the virus will continue to spread. Our positive cases continue to increase, if we are not careful the positive cases will turn into critical illness. Nana Addo is tired. Those of us leading the fight are fatigued because we have done all that we could to defeat the virus but people are not adhering to the preventive protocols"

The Minister tasked the citizenry to continue to adhere to hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks directives to help save the country some money and reduce the stress in fighting this disease.

The Health Minister who also doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central Constituency further stressed that the covid-19 pandemic has come to stay adding that cases in Bono Region has now risen to 19.

“In Bono Region we have not recorded many cases, the Regional Minister tells me our case count is 19 now. The Disease has come to stay with us, it is not going away anytime soon so all that we have to do is to adhere to the preventive protocols. Wearing or masks and hand washing not encouraging in Bono" he stressed.

The Minister however mentioned that he caused the arrest of some deviant Ghanaians who kept their masks in their pocket instead of wearing it.

He noted that since the voluntary compliance approach is not going as planned, Government has now sort the police arresting and prosecuting people who flout the directives.

Speaking as a Guest of Honour at the commissioning, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh cautioned the residents to adhere to the simple Covid-19 protocols.

He however used the opportunity to send a strong warning to the youth to be self-discipline and partake in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith