The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that $100 million is to be made available to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
Speaking to Ghanaians on Wednesday 11th March 2020, in a live broadcast, the President indicated the Minister of Finance Mr Ken Ofori Atta has been directed to make available an amount of $100 million in preparedness to COVID-19 which has now been Pandemic.
According to the President, Nana Akuffo Addo, the said amount of money “is to fund an expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education.”
Speaking on AdoaTv Moments of Truth show hosted by Mr Koku Mawuli, Mr Rex Omar in response to the Presidents Address, applauded the President for a good initiative. According to him, the act by the President is Purposeful.
“I particularly have been to the airports and have seen the commitments and efforts by the Governments in preparedness to the response of COVID-19.
The machinery and equipment show the commitments the President is putting up to protect the Nation”.
However, Mr Rex Omar called upon the Government to stretch its wings to other parts of the borders within the Nation to enable tight security and safety.
Ghana’s immediate neighbours, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, have recorded confirmed cases of infections, and countries like Italy, where there is a large population of Ghanaians, have escalated their response to the outbreak.
However, the President assured Ghanaians to show satisfactory preparedness to screen all entrants into the country, with the Ministry of Health designating a quarantine facility that can hold infected persons, whilst regional hospitals are preparing isolation centres for holding suspected cases.