*Lockdown The Country: A True Letter To The President Of Ghana – EGS Boss, Mr. Boadi William.
Mr. president, I wish to convey to you in cold print marks of appreciations for your decisiveness, full and unalloyed efforts in combating the novel covid-19 pandemic bedevilling as a people.
This is exactly leadership of a high kind. I am also not oblivious of the scores of sacrifices and donations made by our former leader, ex-president John Dramani Mahama. To the numerous Ghanaian people who have made plentiful donations and and are still doing, may the blessings of our unseen God remain with you now and forever more.
I commend my industrious executives for the great works they’re doing.
Mr. President, obstacles are placed in our ways to see if what we want is really worth fighting for.
The management of Educate Ghana Summit would by this letter wish to make a solemn request to you once again to extend the lockdown nationwide help break the COVID-19 spread chain in the country. Should we refuse to extend it and allow those in the other regions walk on the streets and to work from next week, we are more likely going to experience an explosion or a rebound of the virus. This may escalate and outdo our frontline health workers who are already heavy laden with duty.
Not extending the lockdown nationwide renders all your previous efforts irrelevant and trifling.
Mr. President, in my first letter dated 07-04-2020 I stated that, ‘what is even more important is that the partial lockdown must be extended to all the 16 regions. And I say this with all the heaviness of tonation. This would be the only prudent way to break the spread of the virus nationwide’.
Mr. President, this is the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
566 confirmed cases.
▪️Greater Accra- 452
▪️Ashanti Region- 49
▪️Eastern Region- 32
▪️Upper West Reg- 7
▪️Upper East Reg- 4
▪️North East Reg- 1
▪️Northern Reg- 10
▪️Volta Region- 9
▪️Central Region- 1
▪️Western Region- 1
Female = 42.0%
Male = 58.0%
History of travel = 33.4%
No history of travel =66.6%
Mild cases- 552
Please, what are we waiting for? Do we want the other 6 regions to be affected?
I have listened to the myriad of opinions put forward by some of our leaders and the suffering masses. Some espoused that the lockdown will confer some hardship on the less privileged, companies and the government as a whole but that shouldn’t stop the lockdown since a life lost is irreplaceable. The logic of this argument is false and misguided and it is dangerous to argue holistically.
If the economy is broken, supposedly, we can refix the broken economy but we can’t replace lives. Having in mind that 5 regions have recorded positive cases, we need not wait till all the regions start recording positive cases before we include them in the lockdown; for prevention has always been better than cure.
Fellow Ghanaians, this is the time for our President to take such a bold decision for the entire nation to help stop the spread of the virus.
We call on all citizens to cooperate with leadership in these hard times for our collective good. You cannot expect to stay on the right path if you are walking with the wrong people. Let’s change our mindsets for good.
Let us stay home as much as possible to help ourselves and the government;
Mr. President, I humbly implore you to consider granting subsidies to the following amenities to ease livelihood.
- Equity food supply without campaign stickers.
- Communication bill.
- Also grant Insurance packages for our security personnel since they are putting their lives on the line to combat the pandemic too.
Fellow Ghanaians, let’s endure this temporary situation to save our lives. We shall overcome one day. Yes, we can because “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”, said Mike Tyson.
Mr. President, thank you for your kind and polite attention. Ghana shall win.
Come one, come two, come all to fight COVID-19 together. Ghana first.
Mr. Boadi William
CEO, Educationist, Author and Motivational Speaker.
Educate Ghana Summit…We Educate The Nation.