Dela Edem, a member of the National Congress of Democracy (NDC) communications team, said the president’s decision to lift the partial blockade was politically motivated.
According to him, the president did not lift the blockade for the benefit of the people of Ghana. He said that the NDC had noticed that the president said that because of science and data, the blockade was lifted in a fight with the virus.
“When the number of affected patients was 132, we were put under lockdown; how can we get rid of the astronomical increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country? Where is the science and data they are talking about?” he questioned.
“The president did not lift the blockade for the benefit of the people, but for political benefit. The three things he lifted the blockade are: first, pave the way for the NPP primary elections, high school exams, and prepare a new voter register for the 2020 general election.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo lifted the three-week partial blockade in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi, starting at 1:00 AM on Monday, April 20, 2020 Take effect.
Although the number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 1,042.
President Akufo-Addo announced this in his seventh national speech that broke out on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Source: Abrempong news online
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