FOCUS ON DEALING WITH COVID-19 IN YOUR ZONE – DR. GYAMERAH TELLS PARLIAMENTARIANS can confirm that the leadership of Parliament and the Covid-19 team are frustrated as Members of Parliament (MPs) and staff who have tested positive for the pandemic Covid-19 are defying orders to stay away from the House. The two groups say they are helpless in getting the infected individuals to stay away so others do not get infected.

Presenting the business statement before the house on Friday 12th June,2020, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament cautioned such persons to stop visiting the House. The Suame MP noted that the affected persons including some journalists have defied the communications from the Covid-19 team that they should stay away following their positive results.

Following these statements by the Majority Leader in Parliament, on Friday, lecturer at School of Agric at the University of Cape Coast, Engr. Dr. Ebenezer Gyamerah has stressed out that Members of Parliament should focus on dealing with their internal coronavirus situation since it is now within their zone.

He seconded the view of the Majority leader in Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu with the statement ‘’Parliament in Danger” since Members of Parliament infected with Covid-19 are still attending parliamentary proceedings without treatment. He added that the affected members in Parliament refuse to stay at home due to stigmatization from their family and friends.

He then advised Members of Parliament to put aside partisan politics and help stop the spread of this pandemic (Coronavirus) in the country. Dr. Gyamerah added that, everything in the country has been politicized which to some people it’s their highest priority in the country instead of thinking about the economic progression of the country.

Moreover, Dr. Gyamerah made known that since the country is improving in terms of digitization, there is a need for the government to consider virtual meetings with the use of social media platforms such as zoom, Imo and other video applications and suspend physical meetings which are not very necessary due to the era of Covid-19. He however called on the general public to stop the stigmatization of infected persons to avoid the fear in people and make infected people recover quickly.

He made this known during the newspaper review segment in an interview with the host of Kantanka TV’s morning show, ‘Fontomfrom’ on Monday’s edition.

Source: | Beatrice Dadzie


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