Government can’t afford a total Lockdown – Majority Leader

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has revealed that the administration can’t bear the cost of a complete lockdown of the entire nation.

As per him, government is putting such a great amount of even in the few lockdown zones and it will be at high hazard for the legislature to go for complete lockdown.

In an interview with Okay FM, he clarified the inconvenience the complete lockdown alone will make, including that most of Ghanaians are completely going to be affected in the all out lockdown.

“Though the President is taking expert advice on a total lockdown or not, I really don’t think we need it now as a country.

“Albeit, the country needs to fight rigorously COVID-19, we cannot do so by totally locking the whole country down. We will end up putting the economy in great difficulty . . . Moreover, look at how people are reeling under this partial lockdown and the government is investing so much to feed the few vulnerable people in our various communities,” Hon Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said.

He included that the administration should put such a great amount in taking care of more than five (5) million individuals.

Ghana has recorded 636 affirmed instances of the COVID-19 with 17 recoveries so far.

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