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Blame EC if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has stated that should Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surge up, the Electoral Commission must be held responsible.

The comment comes on the back of mass disregard for all safety protocol during day one of the EC’s voter registration exercise.

General Secretary of the GMA Justice Yankson says a lot of the protocols were flouted and it is the responsibility of the EC officials to ensure all are duly followed.

“Some of the places we visited were still jammed with people who were not respecting any of the safety protocols. Of course you may find a few people in mask but large majority had thrown that mask bit into gutters and were not respecting any of the social distancing activities as required by all of us and we did not see the EC in charge trying to ensure that the right safety activities are practised. We think that it is their responsibility they are the ones undertaking this particular exercise and once that does not happen then they should be held responsible by the state,” he told Joy news


The GMA in an earlier statement called for the arrest of persons who failed to comply with Covid-19 safety protocols during the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary Primaries.

The GMA condemned the lack of observation of the protocols, saying such attitudes as exhibited did not help in the fight against the spread of the disease.

Ghana as at June 30 had recorded 17,741 cases with 112 deaths and 13,268 recoveries.

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