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Lockdown foods distribution ‘failed’ because chiefs, viewpoint leaders were being not engaged – Omane Boamah

Previous Minister for Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, has urged the authorities to deepen the involvement of local community leaders in ongoing initiatives to defeat coronavirus in Ghana.

According to him, chiefs, assembly customers and belief leaders can play a important position in receiving the much larger population to rally driving government’s programmes aimed at tackling the disease.

Talking on the Pleasure FM’s Super Morning Demonstrate on Monday, Dr Omane Boamah claimed the authorities seems to have failed in bringing neighborhood leaders onboard its anti-Covid-19 strategy, the motive a food items distribution exercise to the underprivileged during the lockdown period of time unsuccessful to attain its objectives.

In the early element of April, the govt embarked on an training to provide food items for underprivileged people in sections of the nation that are beneath lockdown.

The package was qualified at some 400,000 men and women and residences in the influenced parts of the restrictions imposed by President Nana Akufo-Addo in his bid to quit the unfold of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nevertheless, a few times into the exercising, the government was accused of distributing the foods and other reduction things on a partisan foundation – picking out members of the governing New Patriotic Bash (NPP) more than non-associates. Federal government has because denied that declare.

Commenting typically on the government’s managing of the Covid-19 circumstance on the Tremendous Morning Present, Dr Omane Boamah mentioned the controversy that the food stuff distribution exercise was embroiled in could have been easily prevented experienced community leaders been brought on board.

“Where I feel authorities has not completed too perfectly is in phrases of brining on board neighborhood leaders, assemblymen and females to guide..And perhaps we misplaced an opportunity all through the distribution of foodstuff and reduction things through the lockdown phase.

“If they experienced been provided, in the distribution of foodstuff and all, they may possibly have also collected a large amount extra social cash in just the community that ‘even when we ended up hungry, it was this main, this assemblymen who collectively with the government brought us food items so let’s listen to him, if he states that we need to subject matter ourselves to the group that is coming spherical to exam us’,” he advised host of the Super Early morning Clearly show, Kojo Yankson.

He reported with community spread location in, the governing administration would have to deepen its engagement with local community leaders to make sure that people in a presented region have self esteem in making contact with tracing and screening attempts.

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