In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic across the world, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says failed government to as a matter set up screening and isolation centers in the Savannah Region to be able to contain the virus in the area.
The party in the region says health facilities in the region are also not adequately resourced with the needed logistics to fight the pandemic that has claimed thousands of live across the world.
Communications Officer in the Savannah Region, Malik Basintale in a statement accused government of neglecting the Northern part of the country where most tourist sites are cited with international visitations coupled with porous borders to neighboring countries.
“The Savannah region being home to some of the most visited tourist sites by foreigners such as, the Mole park, the Larabanga Mosque, the Mystery Stone, the Salaga Slave market among others, have recorded international visitors since the past weeks even when the Corona Virus was declared a pandemic and period of manifestation taking up to fourteen (14 days),”the NDC stated.
According to Mr. Basintale, health workers in the region are not prepared in case of any confirmed case. He added no sensitization has been done so far do education indigenes especially those taking care of the tourist sites.
“Our border guards, tour guards, health workers, indigenes are desperate in guaranteeing their safety at the clear glimpse of the incurable pandemic as we are being abandoned by the government despite the huge sums made as revenue from these tourist sites over the period,”the statement added.
The NDC is therefore calling on the government to as a matter of urgency provide existing health facilities in the Savannah region with logistics, a test and isolation center to help manage the spread of the virus as we stand exposed to threats.
Source: tamaleonline.net|Joseph Kwabena-Asante