Ghanaian journalist and managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has mentioned that, it is senseless for the president to limit funeral attendance.
“Funerals are being organised in the churches at church services where you have 200, 300, 400 people congregating. So, that restriction of funerals to 25 people, how does it apply when the funerals can be organised at church services in churches which have more than 200 people?” Kwesi Pratt Jnr questioned.
The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper made this revelation during a contributing to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country on “Alhaji and Alhaji” aired on Pan African TV.
“Does that make sense?” he asked. “It doesn’t make sense. There is no common sense in that directive.” he indicated.
Kwesi Pratt therefore made it clear that the president’s directive given during his address to the nation ,on Covid 19 measures adopted to curtail the spread of the virus does not make any sense to him.
Pratt jnr, went on to advice that the president, Nana Akufo-Addo should review some directives he outlined during his address to the nation on Covid 19 measures.
During the 23rd broadcast to the country, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reimposed the ban on public gatherings among other measures to curb the increasing number of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
The President , Akufo-Addo announced that , “Until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performance and parties are banned. Private burials with not more than 25 people can take place with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing protocols. Beaches, nightclubs, cinemas and pubs continue to be shut. Our borders by land and sea remain closed. All workplaces, public and private must implore a shift system for workers in addition to the use of virtual platforms for business or work.”
“Conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols. However, I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements. Restaurants should provide takeaway services and should as much as possible avoid seated services. The National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association should ensure compliance with the 25 per cent capacity rule with spectators respecting the social distancing rule and the wearing of the mask.”Akufo-Addo added.