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25-Mar-2020  
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Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has accused former President John Mahama of deliberate selectivity on national discourse.

To him, it is the height of hypocrisy for the ex-president to keep mum on the infamous Airbus saga while loudly sharing his thoughts on other issues.

The Central Regional Minister thus believed the COVID-19 response team formed by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is an indictment on other groups fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

He also sought to know if by the setting up of a COVID-19 team, the NDC flagbearer sides with assertions by the party's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Mketiah, that the current administration intends to rig the 2020 elections by using the pandemic as a ruse.

Speaking at a church service to end a three-day prayer and fasting organised by the NDC, former President John Mahama announced the formation of a technical team to assist the government in the fight against the pandemic.

I have also already announced that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is committed to assisting government in this fight by availing all technical and logistical resources at our disposal. As evidence of our seriousness in that respect, we have assembled a technical team to guide our efforts and to lead the NDC’s response to the evolving situation. The team is an assembly of experts from the many fields that will be required to implement a national action plan on COVID-19,” Mahama reportedly said.

But contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' Wednesday, Kwamena Duncan wondered why the former President till date, has not commented on the Airbus scandal but has ‘found his voice’ on other issues in the country.

You did not find your voice on the airbus scandal but he’s heard all over making remarks on other issues; so with your flagbearership position, you choose and pick? (issues). The response team is an indictment on the Ghana Health Service and other groups . . . it is pathetic. What is sad is that the General Secretary of the NDC claims the ban on public gatherings is intended to rig the 2020 elections. So, you ask yourself is this response team going to support government or to help government rig the 2020 elections,” he stated.

Press conference

The COVID-19 response team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was outdoored on Tuesday.
 
Speaking on the conference, Kwamena Duncan said apart from Zanetor Rawlings who highlighted some important issues, the rest meddled in propaganda.




Team members

A statement signed by the Communications Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, gave the names of members of the team as Mr Alex Segbefia, former Minister for Health; Professor Margaret Kweku, Public Health Expert & former Dean of School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences; Dr Grace Ayensu-Danquah, Specialist in Disaster Management and Infectious Disease Control and Humanitarian Assistance & Professor of Global Surgery, Ensign School of Public Health; Dr Vida Yarkong, Interdisciplinary Medicine Expert and Dr Jehu Appiah, Senior, Medical Consultant and former General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association.

The rest are Mr Prosper Bani, former Minister for the Interior and former Head of UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Team for Africa; Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, Ranking Member, Parliamentary Committee on Finance and MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam; Mr Kwabena Mintah Akando, Ranking Member, Parliamentary Committee on Health and MP for Juaboso; Dr Ezanetor Rawlings, Medical Doctor and Member of Parliament for Klottey-Korle; Mrs Mawuena Trebarh, Communications Specialist; Dr Jonas Asamoah; Public Health Expert, Hawa Memorial Hospital, Osiem; Dr Prosper Akanbong, Physician Consultant and former CEO, Tamale Teaching Hospital and Nana Kofi Quakyi, Specialist in Health Economics and Assistant Professor in Public Health.
 
 
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]
 
 

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Name: Dibga
This one too calls himself minister?
 
Name: Nana Akosua
Kwamena Duncan why are praising Zanetor Rawlings but insulting the rest? Are you scared of Jerry Rawlings? You are just a ***barred word*** MAN
 
Name: A GOOD ONE THERE
WELL QUIZZED KWAMENA DUNCAN. QWASEA BI NTI ASIEDU NKETIA MUST ANSWER.
 
Name: lee
agoooo what is happening here, there is a global pandemic around our neck, and you guys are here doing politics aeeeeeiii are we serious at all, whilst other countries have thrown away politics to fight this as one family, you are talking politics trash, if you have people outside the country call and ask what they are going through, it is not children's play ooo, instead of us doing our due diligence and praying to GOD wherever we are for mercy, see what is happening, awww my the good LORD open our eyes to see what is right. soo sad
 
Name: Kojak
@Laing: This is simple logic. Laing!
 
Name: @@laing
So because asiedu nkestia said something stoupid, we should have ediots in the nation speaking same way too. You and the minister are no different. Gimifo!
 
Name: @ Laing
Go back and listen to what the General Secretary of the NDC, Asiedu Nketia said before you comment on what he is also saying.
 
Name: alonzo
***barred word*** minister … we are looking for solutions and you are here speaking rubbish .. gyimiie no adooscc
 
Name: Patrick
I am suprised that even with where we find ourselves with this virus sweeping through the country we still have time to talk politics? Little minds, you guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Other countries are doing all they can to fight the spread of this virus and look at what you are here doing. Shame
 
Name: Laing
Is this man too a minister in Ghana? He thinks like a P1 pupil. How does assembling a team to support government effort to bring an end to this pandemic be wrong? What has rigging an election got to do with this? Npp have the men indeed! This thing, is a minister, why won't conoravirus hit Ghana, empty headed minister.
 



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