The 2020 NDC parliamentary candidate for Essikado Ketan, Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah has blamed the Akufo-Addo administration for the skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the country.
Speaking to Prince Minkah on Dwaboase on TV XYZ, the American-trained surgeon explained that the failure on the part of the country’s leaders to religiously adhere to the COVID-19 protocols is the reason most Ghanaians have failed to attach seriousness to practices that will prevent them from getting infected.
“Leadership failure and the lack of consistency are why Ghanaians don’t adhere to the COVID-19 protocols,” Dr. Ayensu Danquah stated and pointed to the recently held national conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kumasi as one of the factors that have emboldened Ghanaians to disregard the COVID-19 protocols.
“… When you are a parent and you state your rules but fail to go by the rules, how do you expect your children to follow the same rules,” she criticised. ” The leaders will come and say practice social distancing but the next day you see them organising parties without wearing nose masks.”
To her, until the leaders of the country set good examples and adhere to the protocols, the citizens will continue to flout the safety protocols and the case count will escalate and result in piling pressure on the health facilities of the country.
She went on to advise the government to adopt the NDC’s COVID-19 response plan to tackle the pandemic effectively in the country as the vaccination continues.
As of Tuesday, seven more Ghanaians had uccumbed to the COVID-19 virus.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) that announced this on their website indicated that some 650 new infections had been recorded as of January 7, 2022.
This brings the number of active cases in the country to 11,403 while some 139,508 persons have recovered and discharged.
Out of the active cases, 39 of them are severe while 9 patients are in critical condition.
1,332 people have died in Ghana since the pandemic broke out in March 2022.