Fight Against Covid-19: Make Approved Protective Agents Cheaper for Ordinary Ghanaians – Kwabena Frimpong Urges
The General Secretary of Kumasi Youth Association and a Social Commentator, Mr Kwabena Frimpong has urge producers of approved hand Sanitizers and Face Mask to them make them cheaper to enable the poor and Ordinary Ghanaians to be able to purchase.
In a live studio interview on Boss morning drive (Boss Fm – Kumasi) hosted by Wofa Kofi Appiah and copied to Ɔpemsoɔ.com, the general secretary of KUYA, Mr Kwabena Frimpong lamented that, “before the coronavirus these products ( Hand sanitizers and Face Mask ) were sold in a cheaper price but currently very high cost especially, a box of disposable gloves were sold for Ghc35 but now between Ghc150 to Ghc200, Why ?
According to him, some of the manufacturers are wicked for the high cost of these products during these difficult moments. “It seems they love money than the people’s life. These products should be very affordable for the poor and ordinary Ghanaians to purchase” he added.
He further added “Most people can not afford these expensive Products ( Hands sanitizers and face masks) and for that matter they have found their own strategic ways of making some for themselves by using unapproved materials and it is very dangerous for their Health as well as all of us. Don’t forget that, if such person got the infection of the virus, he or she can also transfer it, to you or many others so let’s make the approved face mask and hand Sanitizers very affordable for all especially the Ordinary Ghanaian who can’t afford the expensive once.”
He therefore appealed to the Various Authority which include; the government, Food and Drug Authority, and Ghana Standard Authority to have an engagement with the Agencies or the producers to make these approved Hand Sanitizers and Face Masks cheaper for the poor and ordinary Ghanaians.
Finally, he advised all Ghanaian citizens to continue following the World Health Organization, Government, Ministry Of Health and Ghana Health Service rules and regulations regarding the prevention of the Coronavirus to enable all Ghanaians stay safe.