The fight against Covid-19 is now becoming a mirage. It is thus putting the authorities in the Ghanaian State in an extreme despair. There is a clear pandemonium among the authorities trying to find where to lay the blame.
The News Cencord platform has been monitoring the media space on the Ghana experiment of Covid-19 pandemic. It appears the blame game has commenced by the forces of politics. The escalation has been admitted by the Ghanaian Authority. Government has been desirous to find somewhere to lay the blame. Ghanaians have become the cheap refuse dump of Government’s frustration.
In Ghana, the executive authority is vested in only one person: the President. The President has full house of servants and messengers put at his charge in executing all laws and policies so as to protect the state of Ghana and her people. It appears the President, our Government, is failing to appreciate his core mandate: security of blessings of liberty, equality of opportunity and prosperity for the Ghanaian people.
The President, Nana Addo, in his 11th broadcast declared that the wearing of face mask is mandatory and that the security personnel would be in town to see to its enforcement. Nonetheless, national security, which the President is the Head, has gone slumbering.
The President is blame-worthy. The citizenry is not. Mr. President go to work. You are the Commander-in-Chief. Issue the command. Let the law enforcement go to work. No more talk. Lead as leaders do. No more chorus of hymns of lamentations. Sleep no more.
Information gathered suggests that the health facilities are now over- stretched. A number of front line workers including doctors and nurses are contracting the virus in an alarming rate. Lack of PPEs, according to report, is rated as the main issue in this threat to the front line workers.
The number of cases as at the time of writing this editorial piece were: total confirmation 12, 590, total active, 8,114, total recoveries 4,410 and total deaths 66.
The short sightedness of these leaders and the rapid soaring of the numbers are now facing the decision makers.
The authorities must sit up and stop lamentations. Authorities cannot join the complain chorus but lead. Mr. President, just lead and we will follow.