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Politics of Thursday, 28 May 2020


Govt’s sharing of food during lockdown caused increase in coronavirus case count – CPP

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Deputy National Committee Director of the Conventional People’s Party (CPP), Benjamin Nsiah has said the government’s method of distributing food to widows and the deprived, might be the reason for the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.

He made this assertion on Happy FM’s political Show Epahoa Daben with Kwame Afrifa Mensah.

Benjamin explained that he is of this view because the president did not allow the state to lead in the food distribution, but rather allowed his political party, the NPP, to do so.

“When it comes to food distribution, there are institutions that can do that, and with this, they should have fished out people living in poverty and people who are sick. There is data that shows people who are living in poverty here in Accra so if there is corona, you target them and bring them out for food”, he opined.

Per Benjamin’s view, the NPP government has simply rendered the state useless by refusing to allow them perform their roles, and not only in relation to the food distribution.

“NCCE should have been in charge of educating people on Coronavirus but the government took all the money to the MMDCEs and other people in small towns to use for whatever they wanted”, he further disclosed.

According to him, the NPP, since it was introduced as a political party, has not benefitted the country in any way.