Professor Kofi Anokye, the Chief Executive Officer of Koans Estates is pushing for the immediate lifting of the partial lockdown imposed on the country following the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
According to him, Ghanaians have developed a resistance for far more dangerous viruses and diseases than COVID-19, and should not be punished unnecessarily with a lockdown, just because other countries are doing same.
He explains that hunger, Malaria and Cerebrospinal Meningitis are more dangerous and kills more people than the COVID-19 Virus.
BestNewsGH.com reports Prof. Anokye as positing in his article titled ‘COVID 19 PANDEMIC, DEAD ON ARRIVAL IN GHANA; GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE TO BUILD THE ECONOMY !!!’ that ‘’Why would Africans risk their lives crossing the Saharan desert, and even the dead sea to Europe? It is basically in search of better lives. You think they don’t know they can loose their lives in the process or what Mr. President? In deed more Africans and for that matter Ghanaians have died out of poverty than any particular disease have ever killed them.’’
He continues that ‘’The repercussions of this lockdown will far out weigh that which this “dead on arrival” COVID 19 will manage to cause to the lives of the people. From where I sit, there is no meaning to life when your freedom is as stake in the midst of these frustrations and that is where I believe the two must of necessity go together.’’
He wants the President to, as a matter of urgency lift the restriction on movements and allow the poor and vulnerable who are the most affected by the pandemic to go about their business of fending for themselves as their families.