Fiifi Kwetey, the Member of Parliament for Ketu South has described the ongoing Ghana card and voters registration exercises as ‘potentials for disaster”.
After several unsuccessful attempts by some political parties and Civil Society Organizations to stop the compilation of a new voters register, the exercise got underway on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
However, reports from some of the registration centers depicted blatant disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols.
The sheer disregard for the protocols has reignited fears among some Ghanaians, that the EC’s decision to go through with the exercise amid protest from the NDC and other organizations could spell doom for the country’s Covid-19 management.
Speaking on Joy News’ Newsfile, Fiifi Kwetey said that President Akufo-Addo should be blamed for any increase in Ghana’s coronavirus numbers and subsequent deaths.
He bemoaned the silence of civil society organizations and technocrats on what he believes to be wrong things happening in the country.
“We are in very unusual times and we should not in anyway seek to rationalize it because when we do so we’ll be rationalizing the death of our own people. Even in developed nations with high level of awareness, they’ve taken a decision to hide football matches from at empty stadia. Even they have realise that you can take chances”.
“What is going in Ghana today is difficult to understand. Why are institutions and individuals not having the boldness to do what it right? It is largely because institutions and so many people with the capacity speak have decided to keep quiet when wrong things are being done. The last thing you want to do at this time is to have mass events”.
“It is important for many people to speak up. People must voice out and condemn the government for endangering this country. Look at what happened at the NPP rally. What is happening in the country is a potential disaster. The President and his government must be held responsible for whatever we are having”, he said.
The Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr, Serebour Qauicoe, on her part, disagreed with the NDC MP, stating that an overwhelming majority of the centres were observing the protocols.
He also urged the registrants to adhere to the protocols.