A lockdown of the Ghana is a bait to send President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to opposition according to Alhaji Irbard Ibrahim, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Many have raised several arguments as to why President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should not have heed to calls to lock down the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Counter arguments from others including the members of the governing party suggests that it is the last resort to curb further spread of the disease that has already claimed four lives in the country with fears the number could rise.
Executive Director of Irbard Security Consult who is against the lockdown has said “a lockdown is a bait that can take Prez Akufo-Addo to opposition in December. The choice is his to make. It feels good to be the strongest man in Ghana but mind you, it is only for a while!
Trump is a smart guy. He says this lockdown thing won’t help him because his opponents just want it to continue so they beat him at the polls in the general election.
The world should move on despite Corona. It is becoming clearer and clearer that it is not Armageddon and our normal lifestyles have to resume. Just take precautions and move on with your life. You can’t live in apprehension forever!”
He added” We live in a country where most families- father, mother and children- have to walk many meters to attend nature’s call. Some even have to use community bathrooms because of a lopsided socio-economic regime handed to us by capitalism and we think a lock-down sounds okay?
Nations imposing lockdowns have better stay-at-home living conditions and are considering direct payments to cushion citizens. A corrupt system like ours would spawn nepotism and favoritism even if payments are to be made to vulnerable families.
Have we thought of the possibility of starvation, looting of kiosks and supermarkets because of hunger and a poor surveillance system to monitor deserted walkways and alleyways?”