Gov’t officials profit from Covid pandemic – Edudzi

Private legal practitioner, Gordon Edudzi Tameklo has accused government officials of taking undue advantage of the covid situation to obtain financial gains.

Without explaining how these officials are profiting, he stated on the New Day show on TV3 with Johnnie Hughes on Thursday January 6 that “What is also not in doubt is that this pandemic situation, government, led by Mr Akufo-Addo, the conversation around the pandemic, is rather one for me, is giving an avenue to rather profit, rather than look at handling it.

“If you have read several of the president’s statements, he actually promised that by December 2021 he was going to get twenty million Ghanaians vaccinated. Official government records today, clearly shows that so far, we have done a little over 2 million vaccination.”

A Former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Akuapem North, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, who was also speaking on the same show appealed to all Ghanaians to make themselves available to take the vaccines as the government tries to defeat the virus.

He assured that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as other partners would not act in ways to harm the people with the vaccines hence, yet-to-be inoculated persons must to endeavour to do so.

Mr Aboagye noted that there are several conspiracy theories all around the world surrounding the vaccine.

But, he said, ultimately the MoH, GHS have been charged with the responsibility to address the health concerns of the people.

“All of us as people must come together to advocate for and ensue that everybody gets vaccinated to protect the other. . Understand that some people have concerns.

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“Even in my own extended family…There are so many conspiracy theories moving around. Everyday you open your Whatsapp you are reading from one doctor in the Americas and another doctor in the Mexicos,” he said.

He added “I think these are genuine concerns the people had to raise but ultimately, what we all need to understand is that the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the health concerns of all citizens are fully catered for.

“I do not believe that there is any state that would want to indicate any form of health solutions that would wipe out their citizens or in any way incapacitate their citizens. So I am one person that always look out for what the Ministry of Health or what the Ghana Health Service is saying.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana