The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has done tremendously well in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lot of measures have been put in place to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus including a ban on Public and Social gatherings for religious activities, funerals, Schools, marriage ceremonies etc.
However, we are appealing to President Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on Public and Social Gatherings. Over reliance on Science and Medical Experts in dealing with the COVID-19 would not help matters. Science and Medical Experts have their own limitations and deficiencies.
The prolonged ban on Public and Social gatherings would have dire consequences on the other Sectors of the Economy, creating unnecessary fear and panic for the population thereby delaying the socio-economic progress of the country
Life needs to return to normalcy in Ghana. Churches need to re-open with strict adherence to safety protocols. The hospitals, schools and other facilities established by the Christian Community are largely financed by the Churches themselves. Therefore Prolonged ban on the Churches would have a very serious repercussions for the Christian Community.
Malaria, Accidents and other infectious diseases killed us more than this COVID-19, so why all these unnecessary worries?
Ghana’s demographics is totally different from the Western World and Glory be to God our Positivity and Death Rates are very low compared to that of Europe and America. Let’s adopt an innovative approach to sensitize and protect the aged and those with underlying health issues since most of the deaths recorded under Ghana’s COVID-19 are from this bracket of the population.
We are respectfully urging the Government to lift the ban on Public and Social Gatherings so that collectively and individually we can overcome the fear, panic and psychological warfare created by this COVID-19.
Razak Kojo Opoku
(CVM Founder and President)