The Director of Communications of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has questioned why members of the NDC have developed a culture of reducing serious national issues to demonstrations and ugly noises on the airwaves.
He finds it worrying that despite the government’s effort to bring the country to normalcy with regard to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDC has resorted to drum beating and such acts of nuisance in responding to critical issues.
His dissatisfaction comes on the back of a planned picketing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by a group of NDC members against COVID-19 protocols.
“Moreover, the NDC is aware that the government has already indicated that protocols around borders, land, sea and air, will soon be removed. Withdrawal of Covid-19 protocols will not be done piecemeal, but comprehensively in order to keep us all safe and revive economic activity,” he said in a statement.
The Minority in Parliament have set Wednesday March 30, 2022 to picket at KIA to protest the mandatory COVID-19 testing for arriving passengers.
They have consequently informed the Ghana Police Service about the planned protest in line with the Public Order Act.
In a letter signed by three of its members, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Kwame Agbodza and Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the opposition legislators say they intend to consistently hold the protest until the government cancels the mandatory testing contract with the service providers.
“It is our firm determination to sustain these mass picketing actions until such a time that the Akufo-Addo-led government curtails the illegal, unconscionable and extortionist COVID-19 antigen testing conducted by the iffy Frontiers Healthcare Services Ltd,” part of the letter addressed to the police said.