Ghana’s Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin has suggested for the public display of the bodies of dead COVID-19 patients to prove to some doubting Ghanaians that the virus is real.
He does not understand why some Ghanaians are adamant to the safety protocols that have been laid down and decide to live life as normal.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament a day ago, Mr Alban Bagbin said his call is based on critical observation of the lukewarm nature of Ghanaians towards the virus.
He argued that will help wake people from their “slumber” and make them think that COVID-19 is real.
His contribution followed an update by the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu in Parliament on Tuesday.
To the Nadowli/Kaleo Member of Parliament, what he prescribes as “shock therapy” was the sure way to help make people change from how they are responding to the threats posed by the disease.
“Awareness creation, education, when a leader, you must know the people you are leading well.”
“In Ghana, my dear Minister for Communication was saying that eventhough we don’t see God, we believe that God exists.”
“You cannot see God because God is spirit, it is not the same for this disease, they are not spirits. But the important thing is that the people we are leading, they want to see.”
“In fact, I want to see on TV some evidence of death because when you state that this number of people are dead but they are not seeing anything like that [it will not give them the shock of their life].”
“I believe in the shock therapy. We need shock therapy to wake them up from slumber and make them know COVID-19 is real,” Mr Bagbin said.
At the moment, Ghana’s Coronavirus case count is at 6096 with 1773 recoveries and 31 deaths.