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19.01.2021 Headlines

Covid-19: Senyo Hosi blasts Kojo Oppong Nkrumah for describing Ghanaians as reckless

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
CBOD CEO Mr. Senyo HosiCBOD CEO Mr. Senyo Hosi
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Mr. Senyo Hosi has lashed out at former Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah for describing Ghanaians as reckless.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah says Ghanaians should be blamed for the surge in the covid-19 infections.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency in an interview with Asempa FM on Monday, January 18, 2021, noted that citizens of the country can be partly blamed for the recent surge in Coronavirus cases.

According to Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghanaians have been complacent with the pandemic and hence have not been following the preventive protocols as was done in the past.

“Collectively we have been reckless and complacent with Covid. Most of the things we did in the past to prevent the virus from spreading we are not doing it again.

“Like wearing of mask, social distancing, and washing of hands. We must go back to all these if not we are heading for a difficult period. I went to parties during the festive season and people clearly disregarded all the protocols,” the former Information Minister said while speaking on the Ekosiisen programme.

Reacting to that claim in an interview on Joy News, Mr. Senyo Hosi described as unfortunate the comments from Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

Mr Senyo insists that Ghanaians cannot be blamed when those in leadership have not set the right examples in the fight against the pandemic.

He explains that the numerous walks and rallies before the 2020 General Elections are examples of bad leadership that should rather be attributed to the increase of the Coronavirus cases.

“The last person you should start calling reckless with this surge is the public. I heard Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and I found it very unfortunate that he sitting where he sits and trying to call the general Ghanaian public reckless. Don’t go there. When this started, people needed leadership and that is why we voted people into places of authority. We watch their behaviour and we learn from them, we get guided by them,” Mr. Hosi said.

He continued, “What did you see the leaders of our country do in the last three months? Organizing walks and parties. The Sandbox was opened. We can’t sit here and talk as if we don’t know who has a directing mind on Sandbox. Twist was opened, big politicians were having parties in there. We were sharing low covid-19 numbers when we knew the numbers were high, we were not tracing deliberately.

“In my opinion, I can see it as mainly to suppress the official data. When people are thinking that the thing is gone and they are watching your own behaviour what do you expect them to do? Who has been reckless here? Don’t call the people of Ghana reckless. Show good leadership and that’s what we need.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Senyo Hosi has charged those in authority to serve the public with the real data of the country’s Covid-19 situation.

According to him, it will give Ghanaians the cause to believe covid-19 is with us and must take the necessary preventive measures seriously.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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