An International Law and Governance analyst, Kwame Mfodwo says the government has taken a huge risk in lowering the restrictions hence putting a lot of life in danger.
Nana Akufo-Addo announced a partial easing of these restrictions on gatherings. He made the declaration during his tenth address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Schools are to reopen for final year students of the various levels of education. Religious activities can also take place, with a maximum of just 100 congregants, alongside following strict safety protocols.
Speaking in an interview MyNewsGh.com monitored, Kwame Mfodwo admonished that the government had done well in handling the pandemic so far, but stated that the recent move posed a high risk to the country as most Ghanaians were already not obeying the initial protocols.
“We are now in a situation where I personally think the government is taking an extremely risky gamble. if they are lucky, they will pull it off and they would be okay. But my view on this is based very simply on the fact that the positivity rates from the contact tracing and the routine surveillance have not gone down,” he remarked.
He added on Citi TV’s ‘The Point of View’ that the strategies that the government is using now to manage the situation is not being followed by Ghanaians properly. So the government has a problem.
“The strategy that they are relying on now is adequate but it is not understood by people it is not being complied with, and it is not being properly enforced. So it’s a huge gamble,” he said.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020