Minister for Information Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has touted President Nana Akufo-Addo’s show of leadership in the fight against the novel coronavirus in the country.
According to him, the President through the management of the country’s COVID response deserves praise for leading the country to successfully fight the global pandemic so far.
Speaking at the fourth edition of the Nation Building Update, on the theme “Protecting Lives and Livelihoods in the midst of Crisis”, the Minister emphasised that the President must be commended for display of excellent leadership in the face of this external crisis.
“The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic will not be possible but for the excellent leadership shown by President Akufo-Addo. He took charge on Sunday evenings with his national updates, which many of us looked forward to. It is part of the exercise of transparency and in these days that people are getting complacent, draw attention to the risk that are out there particularly the risk of a second wave and how to deal with it.
“Right from the onset, the President was at the centre of it, listening to expert opinion and managing the country’s COVID response base on science and data. It is this display of leadership that has brought the country where we are,” he added.
Ghana reported its first cases of the virus in March, 2020.
This subsequently led to the announcement of series of measures by President Akufo-Addo such as the closure of the country’s airport, closure of schools and the ban on movement in the Greater Accra Region as well as Greater Kumasi.
These interventions from the President, Mr Oppong Nkrumah noted, were timely and helped limit the importation and spread of the virus.
He said every intervention taken by the President was taken in order not to put the country at risk.
According to the Information Minister, even though the fight against the virus is not over, Ghanaians should trust the leadership of President Akufo-Addo and rally behind him to eliminate the virus entirely.