The Minority in Parliament has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of being more interested in the upcoming elections than ensuring the safety of Ghanaians amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
A statement released under the signature of the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu noted the observance of non compliance of Covid-19 protocols at various registration centres.
It said the Electoral Commission ignored experts advice and are risking Ghanaian lives with overcrowding at various centres which only increases the chances of citizens contracting the virus.
“This non-compliance was also demonstrated during the just-ended NPP parliamentary primaries which confirms the fact that NPP is promoting the spread of the infection because they have prioritised elections over the safety of human lives,” part of the statement read.
It added, “If this continues, there will be more morbidities and mortalities, which will overwhelm the health system in the country.”
The country’s Covid-19 case count currently stands at 19,388 with 117 deaths.