- “Your Excellency, I believe we are at that point and there is the need now to exercise that decisive courage”
Independent presidential candidate, Mr. Marricke Kofi Gane, has called on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to put the country in lockdown following the rising number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country as well as in neighboring countries such as Burkina Faso, Togo, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast.
Addressing the President, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, directly via a video posted on Facebook on the 23rd of March, he referenced his previous video post on the Covid-19 issue, in which he called on the government to take more courageous and decisive actions ‘when the time came.’
According to him, the appropriate time for the government to make those decisions has arrived:
“Your Excellency, I believe we are at that point and there is the need now to exercise that decisive courage”
He added that based on the advice of his health and other teams, he would like to suggest that now is the time to put in motion procedures for a lockdown.
He suggested that the country’s borders and various points of entry remain closed for the next 21 days with future openings subject to review, that citizens be given 5 to 7 days to stock up, after which a state of National Emergency followed by the imposition of a complete restriction on all private and public movement for twenty-one days should be declared.
He suggested the use of the national food buffer stock to help those who will struggle to make it through the period of the lockdown.
He concluded by saying that his advice is simple and he called on all Ghanaians to use their individual freedoms which have become very expensive under the prevailing conditions wisely and to adhere to all directives from the government, to take excellent and extra care of themselves, and for everyone to pray to their ‘god’ for help.
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