Some of the vehicles
Government has given ten vehicles to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Ashanti Region to help in their work in educating the people on preventive safety measures and protocols on the deadly Coronavirus declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). 10 Isuzu pickup trucks were presented to the regional NCCE.
“Only last week, government presented ten vehicles to assist our work in educating the people so far as Convid-19 is concerned”, the Ashanti Regional Director of NCCE, Mr. William Arthur divulged on Manhyia-based Opemsuo FM morning show hosted by George Opoku Mensah.
Many including members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have accused the government of doing little to resource the state institution to take a lead role in educating the populace on the preventive measures against COVID-19, a dreaded killer, claiming thousands of lives across the globe.
Speaking to the development, Mr. William Arthur explained, though NCCE lacks logistics to educate the citizenry on their civil rights, however, the current government is doing its best to resolve the issue.
“The truth of the matter is that, lack of logistics is hampering our operations but the government recently responded to some of our needs”, the NCCE Director stated on the “Nkwantananso” show.
Mr. Arthur, however, encouraged the general public to wear their face/nose mask to help stop the spread of the virus in the region.
In a linked development, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo, revealed that at least about 20 doctors have contracted the mass-killer Coronavirus.
He also noted that though the number of infected nurses hasn’t been fully collated, he can project that for every doctor that is infected, five nurses will contract the virus.
This brings the presumed number of infected nurses to about 100.
The Ashanti Region has a total of 2,275 Covid-19 cases according to the latest update on the Ghana Health Service website.
Dr. Badioo, however, noted that thirty-eight lives have been lost, and further revealed that the national figure of 14 is not a fair reflection.
Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah/Opemsuo.com