COVID-19: Let’s build strong foundation for Ghana Beyond Aid vision—CHRAJ

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) says the country should learn the right lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a strong foundation for the Ghana Beyond Aid vision.

According to the commission, Ghanaians should work harder and smarter during this pandemic period, than never before, to show that the “black man” was more than capable of managing his own affairs.

“The coronavirus crisis should not be an excuse for us to fail in our objectives for 2020. Rather, we should learn the right lessons from this crisis and seize the silver lining in all this to lay a strong foundation for our vision of Ghana Beyond Aid,” a May Day message from CHRAJ, issued in Accra yesterday said.

Signed by Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner, CHRAJ, the statement underscored the need for the country to stand strong and tall when the health crisis ends, adding that, “The black star must rise again!”

International Workers’ Day is celebrated globally every May 1 to acknowledge the contribution of workers to national development and advocate the need for better conditions of service.

This year’s celebration televised on GTV due to the COVID-19 restriction on social gathering, was on the theme, ‘COVID-19 in Ghana: impact on employment and working conditions.’

CHRAJ said although the pandemic had increased the issues the country was already battling with, such as instability, corruption, lawlessness, dirty partisan politics, misinformation and disunity, Ghanaians were capable of emerging victorious.

“If these battles have not broken us in the past, let us once again demonstrate to the world the indomitable spirit of the workers and people of Ghana,” the statement said.

The commission commended gallant workers and people whose blood and toil continued to build and protect the country, especially, health and other frontline workers for their exceptional patriotism, saying, “Ghana is indebted to you.”


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