Pressure group, Occupy Ghana says it suspects that government is under-reporting the number of COVID-19 deaths in the country.
The group is alleging dishonesty on the part of those responsible for managing COVID-19 cases.
In a statement issued on Monday, June 15, 2020, the group said the reported 54 deaths so far cannot be right.
Explaining its reasons for the claim, OccupyGhana said even though 38 deaths have been reported from the Ashanti Region alone, less than 20 of those deaths are included in the national count.
“There is cause to suspect that the death numbers are being massaged. The reported 54 deaths so far cannot be right. For instance, even though 38 deaths have been reported from the Ashanti Region alone, less than 20 of those deaths are included in the national count,” OccupyGhana noted in a statement.
The group also accused the officials of not being truthful as far as dealing with the virus is concerned.
“The case count is growing steadily by the day – about 200 to 300 new cases per day. At the last count, we had 7652 confirmed active cases even though that number could be higher (the total number of confirmed cases is 11,964.”
The statement added “If the public suspects under-reporting etc, there will be a loss of trust in the reporting system and that will have consequences that will influence public behavioural responses”.