fireOne media

OccupyGhana criticizes mourners of Sir John for disregarding COVID protocols

Pressure group, OccupyGhana has criticized persons who attended the funeral of the late CEO of the Forestry Commission (FC) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) for allegedly violating the COVID-19 protocols during the ceremony last Thursday

Some attendants were seen without their nose masks. Others also did not practice social distancing which is one of the measures outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to tackle the pandemic

A statement issued by OccupyGhana said “We cannot show such a remarkable sense of recklessness and abandon in these times and not expect to reap disastrous and possibly deadly consequences.”

Below is the statement from Occupy Ghana 

OCCUPYGHANA®️ DEPLORES WANTON DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ENABLING ANOTHER POTENTIAL SUPER SPREADER EVENT
June 6, 2021 OccupyGhana Health Care Comments are Closed 0
6TH JUNE 2021

OCCUPYGHANA®️ PRESS STATEMENT

OCCUPYGHANA®️ DEPLORES WANTON DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ENABLING ANOTHER POTENTIAL SUPER SPREADER EVENT

OccupyGhana®️ has watched with consternation news reports, videos and photographs of the funeral and burial of New Patriotic Party politician and former Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, which event packed thousands of politicians, well-wishers and mourners into a park, with minimal mask wearing, absolutely no social distancing and a wanton disregard for the funeral restrictions imposed by government. We do not think that what happened did justice to the memory of a man who was reputed to be a man of discipline

In our press release of 2 May 2021 regarding the holding of the Christ Embassy religious event at the Fantasy Dome, we thought no reminders were needed that the dangerous and deadly COVID-19 was still present and active among us. In that release, we hailed government’s imposition of protocols by law, which we believe demand compliance, by all. To wake up to contrary behaviour by prominent members of the same government and other politicians, after we have seen the colossal human disaster that has unfolded in India, caused by unrestrained political activities and religious events that did not respect COVID-19 protocols, is both disappointing and frightening.

We repeat our oft-repeated call on all Ghanaians to keep respecting the COVID-19 protocols in all situations. We must protect ourselves and our loved ones, even when people who should know better break the law while enforcing it against others.

Yours, for God and Country

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *