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Covid-19 lockdown – The demand to cherish, shield and protect our freedoms


About the decades, Ghana has taken important strides towards democracy under a multi-celebration technique, with an impartial judiciary underpinned by the rule of regulation. 

This has been needed in order to assure basic human rights and specific liberties with a watch to acquiring enhancement goals. 

Ghana has also performed primary roles in collective efforts to market peace, security and economic growth on the continent. 

In December 2019, China alerted the World Wellness Business (WHO) to circumstances of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan. 

The new coronavirus, which has been as opposed to the Spanish Flu, an unusually lethal influenza pandemic which contaminated about a quarter of the world’s populace from January 1918 to December 1920, is imagined to have originated in a seafood marketplace where wildlife was bought illegally.

The coronavirus which has been declared by the World Wellbeing Corporation (WHO) as a worldwide pandemic has recorded more than 1 million verified conditions with at least 51,000 fatalities and 208,000 recoveries, according to knowledge from Johns Hopkins College. 

Ghana confirmed its to start with two instances of the COVID-19 on March 12, 2020, when two people returned from Norway and Turkey. 

As a end result, selected towns in Accra and Kumasi have subsequently been positioned underneath a partial lockdown, following a ban on all community gatherings which resulted in the deployment of the COVID 19 STF task force comprising over 35,000 joint law enforcement and armed forces personnel, with the aim to minimize the distribute of the condition. 

On the other hand, six times into the lockdown, there have been problems over assault of civilians breaching the lockdown by protection businesses, with reviews of residents’ clash with Police at Kasoa and that of a hooded soldier punishing a civilian for flouting the lockdown directives. 

On Thursday, April 4 2020, the Inspector-Basic of Law enforcement, James Oppong-Boanuh, issued a directive asking the Accra Regional Law enforcement Command to probe into the case of an aged female alleged to have been assaulted by a policeman on Wednesday with the former provided two strokes of cane with no a just trigger.

In perspective of the country’s heritage and expertise with police and army brutalities about the a long time, this latest generation of Ghanaians, bulk of whom are Youth must boost lessons of earlier armed service regimes and jealously guard in opposition to threats to private freedoms and civil liberties as enshrined in the 1992 Structure. 

By so executing, they ought to adhere to the lockdown directives as enshrined in regulation in purchase to prevent exchanges with the COVID 19 STF taskforce.      

Ghana deemed a single of the additional stable international locations in West Africa with high standing and qualifications relating to the respect of elementary human rights and getting continually rated in the prime 3 nations around the world in Africa for freedom of speech and push liberty, with sturdy broadcast media, should collectively entrench these gains in buy to win the war from the COVID 19 and make sure the accomplishment of improved socio-economic outcomes.  

The modern assertion by the fee on human rights and administrative justice (CHRAJ) cautioning versus a national shame if the brutalities are not stopped quickly, is not just well timed but also a demonstration of how programs constructed over the decades will have to increase to safeguard our constitutional democracy. 

It is my honest hope that we arrive out of this pandemic acquiring learnt to cherish and defend our freedoms and liberties. 


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