The Deputy Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as insensitive for refusing to evacuate Ghanaian students who are caught in Coronavirus infested China.
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Outspoken Edem Agbana said the government would have gone to the rescue of the stranded students if the relatives of the president or Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta were among them.
Speaking at a TEIN-UPSA meeting on Friday, the NDC Deputy Youth Organiser said students from well-respected countries across the world have been evacuated from China.
“As we speak, some of us on a daily basis go on our knees to pray for our colleagues in China because of coronavirus,” Mr Agbana said.
The government has rejected pleas to evacuate Ghanaian students in Wuhan in China, described as the birthplace of the deadly coronavirus.
Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has said the safety of the populace would be jeopardised if the students were to be evacuated.
The Ghana Health Service has also said the World Health Organisation has not sanctioned the evacuation of the students from China.
But Mr Agbana is claiming the president would have acted swiftly if any of his relatives were caught in the midst of the epidemic.
“I am sure there is no Ofori-Atta or Akufo-Addo [among them] else they would have evacuated them,” he told the gathering.
“In all this, you are saying the battle is the Lord’s and [that] you are going to win this election?” Mr Agbana mocked president Akufo-Addo whose mantra for the 2016 General Election was “The Battle is the Lord’s.”
He claimed some of the students in China are disillusioned due to the insensitive attitude of the current government.
“They are crying because banks have closed and you can’t even send them money and the president is not concerned,” he said.