JJ Warns Religious Leaders…Asks Akufo-Addo To Cut Short His Trip

The Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to return to Ghana to help in educating Ghanaians on the Coronavirus; COVID 19.

President Akufo-Addo is currently on a 12-day working visit to Scotland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. He is set to return to Ghana on March 4, 2020.

However, the NDC MP, during a panel interaction on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', urged the President to cut short his trip immediately.

"We need to prepare well; I thought by now there should be a major awareness creation ongoing so that everyone will know what to do…I think the president must come back to Ghana and lead the campaign," he said.

He further asked religious leaders who are playing "religion with this to please leave it alone; this is not lotto numbers, this is a serious health matter; leave it to the health professionals."


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