‘It’s nonsensical’ – NCCE boss blasts reckless MPs with COVID-19

NCCE boss Josephine Nkrumah

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Josephine Nkrumah, has berated Ghana’s lawmakers who have contracted COVID-19, but have refused to be quarantined.

She said the said MPs must be arrested with immediate effect over their failure to set good examples to the general public.

Last week, the Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu expressed frustration on the floor of the House regarding the total disregard for public safety as the MPs, staff and journalists continue to come to the Chamber.

Reacting to the development, the NCCE boss said: “I think it is damn right preposterous and irresponsible. I think people should be made to answer for why they are endangering other lives. I don’t understand why some of the MPs have chosen to lament about it. It is almost nonsensical to think that this is going on.”

“Personally, I can’t believe that somebody has Covid-19 and is still walking around. How do you convince your constituents that this is real? I think honestly they must be brought to book, none of us is above the law. The speaker of parliament should call them to order and insist that they self-isolate. They shouldn’t be allowed into the chamber. And if they insist the security agencies should pick them,” Mrs. Nkrumah told Accra-based Starr FM.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has confirmed his health minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has been infected with the COVID-19.

Addressing the nation in his 11th address on Sunday, Mr. Akufo-Addo said the hard working minister is in a stable condition.”

The Minister is on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra. Reports are also rife that his son and wife have also been infected.

“Let us also wish our hard working minister of health, Hon. Kweku Agyemang-Manu, a speedy recovery from the virus which he contracted in the line of duty. And he is in a stable condition,” Mr. Akufo-Addo disclosed a day after the minister allegedly denied media reports.

Meanwhile, three more persons have died of COVID-19 in less than 24 hours, increasing the tally to 54, President Akufo-Addo announced.

The case count has shot up to 11, 964 with 4, 258 recoveries.

Mr. Akufo-Addo used his address to warn Ghanaians that the “wearing of facemask is now mandatory.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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