Mahama pushes govt for nat’l plan to combat COVID-19

Former President and the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama has urged the citizenry to act even as they pray for divine intervention in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We must act even as we pray! I have made a firm commitment, dedication and determination to support and assist the authorities in whatever way possible, and whenever called upon, to combat the pandemic,” he noted.

In a Facebook address,  the former president said he has put together an 11-member team of technical experts to augment the government’s efforts at controlling the spread of the deadly virus in the country.

“Over the last week, I have forcefully, thanks to my communications team, led a public education and sensitisation drive that is promoting effectively, efficiently introduction and practice of the recommended World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols aimed at helping stop the spread of the COVID-19.

“I have also already announced that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is committed, dedicated and determined to assisting and supporting the government in the fight by availing all technical and logistical resources at our disposal, as evidence of our seriousness in that respect, we have assembled a technical team to guide our efforts and to lead the NDC’s response to the evolving situation.

“The team is an assembly of experts from the many fields that will be required to implement a national action plan on CONVID-19 and I also declare assistance and support for President Akufo-Addo’s call for national prayer on Wednesday, March 25,” former President Mahama assured.

President Akufo-Addo in his third address to the nation Sunday asked that all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims join to call on God to protect the nation from the pandemic.

“While we continue to adhere to these measures and ramp up efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us also to seek the face of the Almighty, on Wednesday March 25, 2020,  I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of fasting and prayer.

“Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from the pandemic, I thank the men and women of God who prayed for the nation on Thursday and with the vice-president on Friday, for their interventions,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

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