The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak has bemoaned the ill-preparedness of government towards the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated the coronavirus outbreak being a global emergency, largely because of fears that poorer countries may not be able to cope with, WHO also told African Countries to be cautious about the deadly disease by putting in place effective and preventive measures so as to arrest the spread of the virus which is emanating from China and is rapidly spreading to other countries around the world.
Following reports of the virus killing thousands on the global front, the MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak was spotted Tuesday morning, at the Parliament of Ghana, wearing a nose mask.
Giving an account for his actions, he explained that “If the people with expertise have cautioned us about the risks and dangers associated with this deadly disease, must you lose guard by coming into contact with persons that might have contracted the coronavirus”.
Ras Mubarak further revealed that “It was an attempt to highlight the seriousness of the outbreak and to also point out the weaknesses in our healthcare system”
Expressing his disappointments in government on its preparedness to fight the deadly coronavirus, he emphatically stated that the healthcare systems that have been laid down to control the outbreak is very weak.
“When you look at the various ministries, departments, agencies, district and municipal assemblies, we expect to even see hand sanitizers at their receptions since visitors walk in at any time.We live in unusual times, we live in dangerous times and that is why we need to be cautious and preventive. Clearly, the measures that the government has put in place are not encouraging at all” he told Kwame Tutu on Accra based Kingdom FM.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to create and initiate programmes and advertisements in our local dialect on the various media houses in the country to educate and remind Ghanaians of the dangers and risks associated with deadly coronavirus.