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Opinions of Friday, 3 July 2020

Columnist: Ekow Arthur-Aidoo

Callous Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah and the coronavirus town ride

Tema West MP Carlos Ahenkorah spotted at some registration centres Tema West MP Carlos Ahenkorah spotted at some registration centres

So, a deputy minister who is trying to play with the life of Ghanaians was bold to speak on national radio and spewed nonsense?

It appears that politicians in this country take delight in winning “the next election” and not to think of “the next generation”.

Callous Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah does not think the lives of his constituents matter therefore he chose to put their lives at risk.

“I decided to see how some of the centres were just operating. So, I stepped out into town a bit. It didn’t mean I couldn’t go out. My test results had shown I was positive a week ago and after one week, my doctors said I could step out,” Ahenkorah told Asempa FM in an interview.

“They [doctors] said I could go out, except that I needed to wear my mask and observe social distancing.”

You definitely knew that you have COVID-19, yet, because of the December polls and the callous decision by your government led by Nana Akufo-Addo, you had to tour some registration centres with your virus to see how the process was going?

Callous Carlos, how careful can you be?

Your government does not care about the hourly increase in cases in Ghana and also, they do not care about our lives yet, they are thinking of the next elections. How irresponsible and callous can you be Carlos?

President Nana Akufo-Addo said that the government knows how to bring back the economy but does not know how to bring back human lives when they contract the virus and die.

Is that what we are seeing?

Is the government thinking or has the government thought of the increasing rate of COVID cases in the Greater Accra Region and what are they doing to combat it?

Forget about the government saying that he is maintaining allowances of health experts; the life of Ghanaians matters more than the next election.

Government appointees think their officials will do whatever they like and go Scot free but Nature will reward them abundantly, and members of the Akufo-Addo’s administration will be paid in their own coin.

Many of the appointees have contracted COVID-19, yet there are no lessons being learnt by these COVID-iots.

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, the CEO of the Forestry Commission died only on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from COVID-19.

Albert K.K. Sam, until his untimely death, Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Area (STMA) died on Friday, June 12, 2020, whilst receiving treatment for the same COVID-19.

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, the CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is also positive.

Daniel Kwaku Botwe, the Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development and Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Education have both been on admission for some malady we do not yet know.

In the midst of all these, and when a pastor has been jailed for breaking lockdown rules, how and why will anyone pray for you with all their heart?

It is not too late to repent. We are praying but our prayers are not ascending, because the encumbrances are too many.

Repent oooo repent.

Repent, yes, that’s all we can say, because, in this lawless system of arrogance of unbridled power, no one can arrest you, dear appointees.

Repent, for, God cannot hear our prayers on behalf of people who are bent on infecting innocent civilians.


Twitter: @ekowrites