NDC accuses Health Minister of spreading COVID-19 in Dormaa Ahenkro

The executives of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Dormaa Ahenkro is accusing Hon.Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP for Dormaa Central who double as the Health Minister for infected five people with COVID-19 in the area.

NDC accuses Health Minister of spreading COVID-19 in Dormaa Ahenkro

The executives of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Dormaa Ahenkro is accusing Hon.Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP for Dormaa Central who double as the Health Minister for infected five people with COVID-19 in the area.

Speaking at a press conference, Ernest Owusu, the deputy communication officer for the party said, “there was no cases of COVID-19 until our MP's recent visit to the constituency as those people who contracted the disease were his cronies who are currently on admission at Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital”.

The party therefore called on President Nana Addo to disciplined his minister Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu and also not allow him go to public places.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the NDC for Dormaa constituency,  Mr. George Adu, said, “just as Hon. Carols Ahenkora resigned from ministerial position for visiting voter registration centres in his constituency while he had tested positive, we are calling health minister to also resign from his position for infecting 5 people with COVID-19 at Dormaa”.

Mr. Agyeman-Manu tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine test at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) and was admitted for some days before being discharged for supportive homecare.

President Akufo-Addo, in his Covid-19 address, confirmed the status of the health minister, saying he contracted the infection in the line of duty. Besides, he wished him speedy recovery while commiserating with the families that had lost members to Covid-19.

Other top government officials have since tested positive for Covid-19, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Health Insurance Authority, Dr. Lydia Dsane Selby, and the CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare; both are receiving treatment.

Education Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh has also been admitted to the UGMC for symptoms similar to that of Covid-19 as he awaits his test results.

According to the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Health Minister has tested negative for the infection and is set to get back to work shortly.

 

Source: BA TV/Adwoa Agyemang Opambour