Sammy Awuku, NPP National Organiser

National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku, has cautioned institutions and organisations in the country against pressuring the government for a national lock-down.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Thursday, Mr Awuku said a national lock-down will economic-wise, affect vast majority of Ghanaians, particularly those who survive on daily wages.  

Board chairman of the Youth Employment Agency, Sammy Awuku

“Institutions pressuring government for a lock-down should slow down and take certain things into consideration, a lock-down without proper preparations will affect a vast majority of our people, particularly, those who survive on daily wages as well as the homeless,” he said.  


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Mr Awuku, who says he is not for or against the lock-down advocated by many institutions and organisations like the Ghana Trade Union Congress and Ghana Medical Association, is of the view a lock-down will not really stop the spread of the virus.

“Italy has been in lock-down for weeks but their case still worsens despite their thinking that a lock-down will stop the spread of the virus,” he noted.  

“I think we should evaluate our situation well before going for a lock-down because the idea may sound good and safe but it might not be what’s needed now,” he added.