Some Ghanaians have mounted pressure on the government to lock down the country as cases of the deadly coronavirus increases daily.
The call is to help the country contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
But former NDC Parliamentary Candidate aspirant for the Amasaman Constituency, Hajia Mariam Dzifa Ibrahim, in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com has said that the country is not ready for total lockdown.
According to the Executive Member of a Pressure group, Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana (ADAM GH), it will be a disaster if the country is lockdown.
“What arrangement has the president made for the helpless, some parts of Ghana even struggle to get water to even wash their hands…If Ghana is to lockdown for two weeks what will the unemployment eat…The president should put proper measures in place before the lockdown”, she told Citizen Kofi Owusu on Ahotor FM.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has also called on the government to lock down the country with immediate effect to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The GMA said only essential services such as food, water, and medicine businesses should be allowed to operate.
“The lockdown, though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest.
“We call on all Ghanaians to support such a move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic,” the GMA said.
Listen to Hajia Mariam Dzifa’s interview in the audio below
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020