Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has discredited reports that suggested he said President Akufo Addo is tired and weary of the fight against the novel Coronavirus.
According to him, the story is inaccurate as he believes he has been taken out of context.
At a ceremony in Dormaa, Mr Kwaku Agyemang was reported to have said, “……Our positive cases continue to increase, if we are not careful the positive cases will turn into critical illness. Nana Addo is tired. Those of us leading the fight are fatigued because we have done all that we could to defeat the virus but people are not adhering to the preventive protocols. So I am begging everyone to adhere to hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks directives to help save the country some money and reduce the stress in fighting this disease.”
However, the health minister, in reaction said there was a mistranslation because he made the comment in his native bono language.
“I only pleaded with Ghanaians on our normal COVID education awareness and I spoke about the hard work the President has put in to this battle. The tireless efforts that the President and health officials have put into this fight require that we all help and adhere to the safety protocols. If we don’t, may put the President’s labour in vain.”
“I did not mean that the President or the government are tired” he said, adding that “I spoke in Bono and I suspect those translating got it wrong,” he explained.