Former Information Minister in the government of President Mills, Zita Sabah Benson (formerly Zita Okaikoi) has lashed out at government for creating an avenue to dole out money meant for the fight against COVID-19 to charlatans, adding that government is using the ploy of launching a GH COVID-19 tracker to give money to praise singers of the government.
Reacting to the launch of a GH COVID-19 Tracker by the government to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus, Mrs Benson alleged that fighting the pandemic is not the preoccupation of government but creating avenues to reward charlatans and praise singers is the government’s main aim.
“This is what they are using your covid-19 contributions and tax money for. Government is going to pay these charlatans with money that is meant to fight the disease. Their praise singers must chop from the fund. Chop chop time. The disease can get to one million people sef, they don’t care,” she alleged.
The Vice President has launched the app, GH COVID-19 Tracker, which he says will be instrumental in the fight against COVID-19 amidst performance from some of Ghana’s most celebrated musicians: Great Ampong, Kuame Eugene, Diana Asamoah, Fancy Gadam and others.
Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia observed that gathering and availability of data will play a significant role in Ghana’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
He said identifying suspected cases, testing and tracing contacts of confirmed cases and treating them had become the most effective tool for tackling the virus around the world.
But Bright Simons of Imani Ghana has wondered why government has launched an app that can’t be accessed or used lashed at.