Minority: NPP more interested in elections than safety of Ghanaians

The Minority in Parliament has said that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made the 2020 elections a priority over the safety of Ghanaians.

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, in a signed statement, said they have observed the non-compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols at various voter registration centers.

According to Haruna Iddrisu, the Electoral Commission (EC) ignored several cautions from health experts, despite knowing that the exercise would put the lives of Ghanaians at risk.

Mr. Iddrisu further added that the overcrowding in queues at the various registration centers only increases the chances of Ghanaians contracting the virus.

A section of the statement said “This non-compliance was also demonstrated during the just-ended NPP parliamentary primaries which confirms the fact that NPP is promoting the spread of the infection because they have prioritised elections over the safety of human lives.”

“If this continues, there will be more morbidities and mortalities, which will overwhelm the health system in the country,” it added.

Earlier this week, the CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, became the latest high-profile person to die after contracting the virus.

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