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General News of Tuesday, 2 June 2020


Having no sympathy for Nana Addo in this trying times is wickedness – Kwasi Pratt

The managing editor for Insight newspaper, Kwasi Pratt Jnr has stated that Ghanaians who do not have sympathy for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his fight against coronavirus are ‘wicked’.

In an interview with Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi earlier today, June 2, 2020, monitored by GhanaWeb, Mr. Pratt highlighted the challenges the president is facing as head of the nation during this period.

“In these times that we are in, anyone who is a President should be pitied. The biggest problem in the world, coronavirus has been put on your head. You have been tasked to protect every single citizen, it is not easy. If you do not have sympathy for the president, then you are very wicked,” he said.

He also added that the country is financially handicapped as compared to the first world countries and that resources to fight the pandemic are limited.

According to him, this makes the president’s work to contain the spread of the pandemic more challenging.

“Looking especially at Ghana and our situation, the country is not in a good economic standing. Even with the coronavirus, without taking loans, we would not have been able to acquire the basic resources to observe the safety protocols. So if you’re a president of this country, and they put this burden on you, then they have really worried you. So I really pity the president,” he said.

He concluded that Ghanaians should not be entirely satisfied that the country is recording lesser numbers of confirmed cases, as we have limited testing capacity to bring to light every other hidden cases.

“We should not be happy with the about 8,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, especially as we are not doing the level of testing being done in some other countries. Some countries have tested 11 million people in three weeks. We should not be too happy with it,” he said.

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