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He and his Minority friends held a press conference and gave an ultimatum to the Akufo-Addo administration to evacuate Ghanaian students in Wuhan where the deadly coronavirus is said to be very prevalent.
They have been relentless in their calls to have these students transported back home despite the fact that the World Health Organization and other relevant bodies in Ghana have raised issues with the dangers associated with the ailment.
The Chinese ambassador has cautioned against lifting the Ghanaians in Wuhan back home due to the dangers associated with it. He also indicates that the Chinese government is taking care of the situation and if any Ghanaian gets affected, he would have the best of care.
The coronavirus epidemic has already thrown global trade into disarray while infection cases continue to be reported across the globe. It has led to Serie A matches being postponed in Italy. It can safely be concluded that the virus is spreading through these evacuation exercises.
More than 400 coronavirus patients are currently being treated in South Korea. Samsung’s manufacturing plans have been hit by the epidemic as well. The company is shutting down a smartphone plant in Gumi City as an employee was confirmed to have been infected by the virus.
Both of Samsung’s foldable phones, the Galaxy Fold and the recently launched Galaxy Z Flip phones are manufactured at the Gumi plant.
Okudzeto Ablakwa and his friends would want to review their position on this matter because events across the world have proven that it is not idyllic to evacuate citizens when a country’s healthcare system is not that robust. Even the economic powerhouses who also have better healthcare systems are struggling with this global threat.
The penchant to score cheap political points out of serious, national issues by the NDC has been dealt a hefty blow as far as this coronavirus is concerned. Ablakwa and his troops have displayed a gross level of impotency in this crusade.
P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.