Controversial musician and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus has fired the government for its decision to sentence persons who fail to wear a face mask in public, to a sentence of up to 10 years or a fine or both.
The President of The Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, has appended his signature to a new Executive Instrument (E.I 164), which allows for a person to sentenced to a jail term of four to ten years if that person fails to wear a face mask in public.
The E.I which was signed on June 15th forms part of the measures put in place by the government to check the spread of the coronavirus. The said E.I which was also gazetted the same day, will apply everywhere in the country for the next three months. The E.I also allows the Police the authority to make random checks to ensure compliance.
But reacting to the development via Facebook, Kwame A Plus is of the opinion that the government must rather direct such harsh punishments to corrupt appointees who steal money from the state.
He wrote, “Just last month, former appointees who were involved in the stealing of 4.000.000.00 Ghana cedis were sentenced to 6 and 5 years in prison but you want to jail people for 10 years for not wearing a nose mask. Jail those criminals who disgraced the whole country in the Australia visa scandal rather for 10 years. That is what is important 😡😡😡😡😡”