Deputy Health Minister, Alexander Abban is admonishing political parties not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, which has since affected about 132 persons, according to the Ghana Health Service, to score political points.
Speaking at a meeting with some political parties, Alexander Abban says that there is the need for political parties to stop taking that tangent as it can be a major setback in the country’s efforts in curbing the spread of the virus.
“This is not the time to try and build political capital out of a very serious situation. If we start doing internal badgering’s and we think it is business as usual before we realize, we will be taken by surprise,” he said.
He is asking for the concerted effort of political parties to help sensitize Ghanaians on precautionary measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far claimed three lives in Ghana.
“What we need is unity of purpose and we need to put on all our accouterments and gadgets we need for the fight. The situation is precarious and so we need everybody on deck”
The Deputy Health Minister also described the nation’s situation as helpless.
He said that “we have been shown how limited we are, because we are dealing with an invisible enemy. In fact, we are completely helpless.
The meeting, which was held on Thursday, saw representatives of the National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, National Democratic Party, among others, all in attendance.
Story by: Joylyne Oko-Matey | universnewsroom.com