GOVERNMENT ‘PREPAREDNESS IN TACKLING CORONAVIRUS: THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

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GOVERNMENT ‘PREPAREDNESS IN TACKLING CORONAVIRUS: THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.
With two recorded cases of Coronavirus so far on our soil, it is imperative that every Ghanaian took a personal interest in staying safe because the disease is now a pandemic.
Indeed, the State will do whatever is within it’s capacity to protect lives but the fact remains that our economic strength, as a nation, lacks the muscle to withstand such forcemajour.
The propaganda that nothing is being done to tackle the problem, has no basis since no other Government could’ve done what these developed countries are doing.
For instance, China has earmarked $1.2trillion, America $50b, Italy $38b, Germany $45b, Britain $39b etc., to fight Coronavirus. We could afford $100 which is the same amount earmarked by the Bill Gates foundation, a private individual, as it’s contribution to tackle the menace.
As a matter of fact, in addition to collosal amounts of money being pumped into efforts to tackle this outbreak, the European Central Bank is actually advancing negative interest loans at 0.6% to their citizens and business owners.What this means is that; when you borrow $1m as a citizen of the European community, you will be required to pay 0.6% less.
This is not being done because they can conjure bank notes like the likes of Okomfo Agradaa do on live TV here in Ghana. This is being done because their economies have been built to the point where they have accumulated comfortable reserves to withstanding such doll outs.
The issue therefore boils down to pure economic power and that’s the intellectual contextualization prism through which those with their heads properly screwd-on, must situate the argument.
But ofcourse, because this path requires a high intellectual energy and therefore difficult to navigate, you expect the dunderheads to, characteristically, traverse the freeway of caophonous partisan bigotry since that doesn’t require any brainpower.
As a matter of fact, it can evidently be detected in the voices of some people that they’re indeed happy Ghana has finally recorded cases of Coronavirus, from the palpable glee with which they link it with possible abandonment of the new voter registration exercise. HOW COULD SELFISHNESS DRIVE SOME PEOPLE TO SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ABYSS OF DEMONISM?
Well, we shall support the state to fight this menace and pray that it comes to an end as early as possible. However, should it persist well into late in the year, then by the same logic, the 7th December elections must equally be cancelled in order not to expose Ghanaians to the virus at the polling stations. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will then continue being in office to deliver on his great works.
COULD ANY GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE PUT IN PLACE A TOP-NOTCH HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY ENSHRINED IN OUR CONSTITUTION THAT OUR FORMER PRESIDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECKS, ABROAD, TILL THEY DIE?
HOW IN GOD’S NAME, WOULD A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT SUPERINTENDED A GOVERNMENT WHICH WENT TO THE IMF FOR A DISGRACEFUL BEGGING-BOWL OF A POLICY CREDIBILITY, TURN ROUND TO CLAIM THE ONE WHICH HAS WEANED THE COUNTRY OFF, IS INCOMPETENT? Isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black irony?
We are confronted with a serious matter and I believe we will do ourselves a great service to approach it with all seriousness and cutout the needless caophonous partisan politics.
Newton-Offei Justice Abeeku
email: justnoff@yaho.com

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