Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu who doubles as Minority Leader in Ghana’s parliament has advised the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to go beyond his usual updates on measures to curb the COVID-19 and provide the vaccine for Ghanaians.

The Tamale South legislator said this at an occasion to handover a newly constructed health facility at a cost of about 210, 000 Ghana cedis today, January 31, at Kotingly, a suburb of Tamale Metropolis.

“My advice to president Nana Akufo-Addo is to go beyond the rhetorics of Sunday broadcast. What Ghanaians want to know and what Ghanaians want to hear, when is the vaccine coming to Ghana, and when are Ghanaians going to have access to it?”, he asked.

“This is what the president should be responding to. If we had to continue the measures of testing, isolation, quarantine and others. What can be reassuring to comfort Ghanaians is available in Ghana for use by Ghanaians. It is regrettable that we had to be waiting and depending on world bank to raise money for vaccine”, he added.

Lawyer Haruna Iddrisu used the opportunity to call on Ghanaians to do more in observing the safety protocols by Ghana Health Service (GHS), adding that the country can not continue to rely on foreign aide to fight the disease.

He also appealed to the president to show the needed leadership in the fight against the COVID-19.

“Even when you preach, they preach Ghana beyond aide. Make the vaccine available and make it available as promtly as possible. To give assistances to the Ghanaian public, those affected by it and those who need to be fortified against it relying on the vaccine. I personally think that June is too far. Ghana aught to double our steps and the president must provide the needed leadership”, he concluded.

The president will be making his 23rd update on the measures taken against the spread of the COVID-19 in Ghana.

So far, Ghana has recorded a total of 65, 427 cases of the disease, with 405 deaths whiles 60, 357 affected persons have recovered.

Meanwhile, wearing of nose masks is mandatory enforce by law in the country.

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