NDC’s National Communications Director, Sammy Gyamfi has expressed disappointment in the government for not restricting citizens from fleeing to other regions exempted from the lock-down.
He said although President Akufo-Addo issued the directive early enough for people to adequately prepare themselves, traveling to other regions should also have been banned.
“After issuing the directive on Friday to enable citizens to prepare, you shouldn’t have allowed others to travel. Crowds were packed at various bus stations. They left Accra, Kumasi to Takoradi, Eastern region and Central, Northern. Now they are going to spread it,” he established
In an interview with NeatFM, Sammy Gyamfi said the lock-down is ideal but might not be successful. “It is a good idea. We were all waiting for that to happen but from the look of things enforcement will be a problem,” he stated.
He advised that people who troop in from Accra, Kumasi to other exempted regions should engage in self-quarantine.
However, the government has called for strict observation of social distance from people who have fled regions affected by the lock-down.
Residents have also been asked to report persons with suspected symptoms to the appropriate quarters for immediate attention.