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Politics of Thursday, 30 April 2020

Source: Daily Guide Network

Kyei backs health minister

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Edmund Kyei, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) First Vice-Chairman for Asokwa, has described Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu as a competent leader, and has also warned members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stay away from him.

He stated that the professional manner the minister, who is also the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central, has handled the Covid-19 outbreak in the country must not be underestimated, adding that the minister would not be discouraged by NDC’s effort to frustrate the system, but work hard to stem the tide.

“For the past few months, the world has never been spared of the COVID-19 pandemic. Great nations, such as Italy, United States of America, China, France and the rest, have seriously been attacked by this viral disease, and the death toll keeps rising globally. However, in Ghana, we have a minister who is unrelenting in the fight,” Mr. Kyei told DAILY GUIDE yesterday.

He said the exemplary leadership skills that the President through the Health Minister had displayed since the outbreak of the disease has helped to give Ghana a positive image, stressing the need for the minister to be given the needed support.

“In our case as Ghanaians, we are fortunate to have a government and a Health Minister who are so robust in fighting this pandemic,” he opined.

According to Mr. Kyei, who is a member of the NPP National Communications Team, the devastating effects of the Covid-19 have not yet been felt hard in Ghana compared to other countries, because the minister has been able to ensure effective coordination.

“The mass testing through contact tracing, keeping of accurate data and educating the public by the Health Ministry through the media is on track, and with support for the health professionals, the Covis-19 will be defeated,” he stated.

“Mr. Agyeman-Manu has been on point since the outbreak of the pandemic. We are all witnesses to what he and his team have been going through just to ensure the health safety of the public. I was not surprised when the President commended him highly during his 8th address to the nation last Sunday for his hard work,” he added.

Mr. Kyei said he was confident the minister would once again supervise the President’s ambitious health infrastructural projects, including the construction of 88 district hospitals and other facilities in the health sector.

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