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Mahama phone calls for urgent meeting of ECOWAS leaders as coronavirus bites tough


Former President John Mahama has named for an urgent assembly of the Authority of Heads of State and governments of the Economic Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS).

The flagbearer of the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC), explained they should really go over and get selections on a sub-regional response to the developing Covid-19 pandemic across the West African Location. 

He was talking during a Friday Muslim prayer service to finish three days of prayer and fasting called by the opposition get together.

The former Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of Condition argued that the conference of the sub-regional leaders is critical and urgent to help in curbing the distribute of the sickness across the neighbouring international locations. 

“It is essential for the ECOWAS to organize an urgent teleconference of our Heads of Point out to coordinate a subregion-extensive response to the COVID-19 condition. This may possibly incorporate restriction of motion in between our countries”, he pointed out. 

The prayer services, attended by the National Main Iman Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu, head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, head of the Ahl-Sunnah al- Jamaat Sheikh Umar Ibrahim and other Muslim leaders followed a Christian support held on Sunday.

The NDC declared the a few days of fasting and prayers to search for God’s intervention in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the place. 

Mr Mahama also urged authorities to, as a matter of urgency, fortify community health and fitness management treatments, and deliver the required means and logistics for controlling the pandemic. 

This, he explained, is critical if “frontline healthcare workers are to have the self-confidence to continue on to struggle the disorder.”

“As has been outlined by our COVID Complex Workforce in its engagements, in addition to a concerted hard work to deliver regular, correct and timely data, governing administration should function more challenging to make certain the implementation of ample community mitigation measures”, Mr Mahama additional.


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