Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the Managing Editor of the Insight paper has addressed what educated the president’s order on private memorial services with a limit of 25 grievers.
“Burial services are being coordinated in the holy places at chapel gatherings where you have 200, 300, 400 individuals congregating. Along these lines, that limitation of burial services to 25 individuals, how can it apply when the memorial services can be coordinated at chapel gatherings in temples which have in excess of 200 individuals?” Kwesi Pratt Jnr asked on Saturday when adding to the episode of COVID-19 in the country on the program “Alhaji and Alhaji” on Pan African TV.
“Does that bode well?” he questioned further. “It doesn’t bode well. There is no presence of mind in that mandate.”
Pratt Jnr. thought that all the mandates the president gave during his broadcast public locations on COVID-19 to Ghanaians on measures his organization has set up to battle the spread of the novel Coronavirus “don’t bode well by any means”.
He prompted that there should be some audit of the orders President Akufo-Addo declared in his January 31, 2021, broadcast, “in the light of current realities and in the light of the science”.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 23rd transmission to the country since Ghana recorded its initial two instances of COVID-19 in March 2020 reimposed the prohibition on open social affairs as a feature of measures to contain the ascent in COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo in his location pronounced: “Until additional notification, memorial services, weddings, shows, dramatic execution and gatherings are prohibited. Private entombments with not beyond what 25 individuals can happen with the authorization of the social removing, cleanliness and veil wearing conventions. Sea shores, dance club, films and bars keep on being closed. Our boundaries via land and ocean stay shut. All work environments, public and private should entreat a move framework for laborers notwithstanding the utilization of virtual stages for business or work.”
The president added: “Gatherings and workshops can occur with all the fitting conventions. In any case, I empower the utilization of virtual stages for such commitment. Eateries ought to give takeaway benefits and ought to however much as could be expected keep away from situated administrations. The National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association ought to guarantee consistence with the 25 percent limit rule with onlookers regarding the social removing rule and the wearing of the cover.”