Thousands of residents in Aboabo,a Zongo community in the Asokore Mampong municipality in the Ashanti region of Ghana chased executive members of the opposition National Democratic Congress for food over lockdown directives by the president of the Republic,Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo despite COVID-19 social distancing directives.
President of the Republic,Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo issued a warning directives to Ghanaians to stay at home for a period of two weeks and to also disassociate themselves from all social gathering, including, funerals, engagement ceremonies, festivals, schools, church services , among others because of COVID-19 but the order by the president was violated by residents of Aboabo and it’s environs when the Ashanti Regional Executives of the great National Democratic Congress visited the community with bags of rice, Sardines, cooking oils etc worth Ghc10,000 over the lockdown directives which has brought difficulties among the Ghanaian people for lack of food and shelter.
Though protocols were observed by NDC Executives for residents to take their products one after the other in order not to break the social distancing directives and protocols by the president but rules were violated because people were very hungry and could not wait till they get their share of the donation and rather pounced on the executives who were distributing the products because of the lockdown directives once again by Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo.
This really portrayed that people are extremely starving due to the two weeks lockdown directives by the president of the Republic without measures put in place to supply Ghanaians with food admist Lockdown .
Chairman Nana Akwasi , Ashanti regional Chairman ,NDC,who made the donation didn’t have room to operate in the distribution of the product because everyone was eager to have his or her share of the product .