Ranking Member of Parliament (MP) Select Committee on Health, Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has encouraged all parents with their wards in the various Senior High Schools to go for them.
“I encourage all parents to go for their wards before they hear any unfortunate news . . . President Akufo-Addo is more interested in remaining in power than putting up qualified and appropriate measures to protect the lives of school children,” he argued.
Speaking on UTV’s Friday edition of ‘Mpu ne Mpu’ programme via telephone, the Juaboso MP insisted he does not have any advice to give parents than to ask them to go for their children since the government has refused to heed to sound counsel.
He said it is in President Akufo-Ado’s selfish interest by allowing the Electoral Commission to register children in their various schools.
“President Akufo-Addo and his government have now made themselves clear why they are still keeping the SHS students in their various schools when cases of COVID-19 keep rising in the country each day,” he asserted.
The Juaboso MP adviced that for the health and safety of the children which he believes is more important than any other thing, “there should be mass testing for COVID-19 in all Senior High Schools, out of which persons who test negative should be sent home whiles persons who test positive are isolated and treated”.