The Member of parliament for North Tongu MP has described the actions of the government at the launch of the COVID 19 Track App as uncultured in the midst of the global pandemic.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said, “it is an affront to our traditions, customs and sensibilities to be organizing concerts particularly in this period when there is a surge in anxiety due to the fact that our COVID 19 case count has spiked with more deaths being recorded and many battling for their lives.”
The Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamud Bawumia launched a COVID-19 Tracker App at the Easter Monday Virtual Concert with the aim of tracking new infections of the Coronavirus infections in Accra on Monday.
But Hon. Okudzeto is admonishing the government for such a concert and the delay of the mobile track app writing “The message a government sends at a time like this is crucial.
“Government could have announced the existence of a COVID 19 tracker app when all is done and the app is readily available at one of its numerous Ministry of Information press briefings or presidential broadcasts which attracts an even bigger audience.”
Mr. Ablakwa indicated that the country and the world at large are on the verge of crisis and should be spent in solitude and introspection.
“If there is any time in our history which demands that we should be somber, reflective, set our priorities right and be focused on the bare essentials – it is this hour.”
The deputy ranking member on Foreign Affairs also appealed to the government to channel resources for organizing such concerts towards the countries research efforts to find a vaccine to the Coronavirus.
“May I plead that if our government’s challenge is how to spend excess fund- Government could consider increasing funding for the scientists at Noguchi, WACCBIP, and KCCR.”
He also pleaded with the government to use such funds to employ the nurses and midwives to support in the fight against the COVID-19.
“They should also consider urgently recruiting the Coalition of Graduate Unemployed Allied Health Professionals who remain at home,” he added.
Meanwhile, Shatta Wale and Kwame Eugene thrilled guests at the Easter Monday Virtual Concert.