New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Secretary for Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, Micheal Essel-Mills has lashed out on parents who are waiting on government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their wards.
According to him, it is shameful for parents who claim they cannot provide one cedi nose masks for their wards in school as a preventive measure to curb the deadly pandemic coronavirus.
“Those parents are just irresponsible. You smoke, drink alcoholic beverages and booze but you claim you cannot buy one cedi nose mask for your child to study. That’s a shame”, Michael Essel-Mills fumed.
Some parents are blaming the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the government over the delay in the distributions of PPEs to some schools after assurances from the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the latter’s state of the nation’s address to Ghanaians.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM morning show, the Constituency Secretary of the governing NPP admonished parents and guardians to assist the government in the fight against the pandemic.
Following the re-opening of schools, many people have raised concerns about the safety of these young ones in school as taking care of them is quite troublesome.
“Government alone can’t provide PPE. Individuals, philanthropists can all help. At least if Nose masks and veronica buckets are not ready in our schools, we can buy some for the”, Mr. Michael Essel-Mills pointed out to host, Nana Yaw Mensah Joel during studio discussion.
But the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians, especially parents of their wards’ safety as they return to acquire knowledge in school.
By: Sarah Aba Brew