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Politics of Friday, 19 June 2020


Praise-singing Council of State members won’t stop coronavirus spread – Mahama to gov’t

John Dramani Mahama John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has once again taken a swipe at government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

According to the NDC flagbearer, government has been more concerned with praising itself than addressing the spread and realities of the virus in the country.

Addressing Ghanaians through his Digital Address, Mr Mahama said the spread of COVID-19 could have been put in check if government had listened to ‘sound reason’ from Ghanaians.

“Parading students leaders, Council of State Members among others to sing praises on you at the Jubilee House doesn’t stop the spread of the virus,” Mahama said.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Ghana have risen to 12,929 as at the latest count on Thursday. The death toll remains at 66 with recoveries standing at 4,468.

Greater Accra Region – 7,573

Ashanti Region – 2,403

Western Region – 1,051

Central Region – 732

Eastern Region – 299

Volta Region – 291

Upper East Region – 241

Oti Region – 101

Western North Region – 81

Northern Region – 61

Savannah Region – 37

Upper West Region – 32

Bono East Region – 23

North East Region – 2

Bono Region – 1

Ahafo Region – 1