National Youth Coordinator for the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Divine Nkrumah, has chided President Akufo-Addo for allowing Deputy AG, Godfred Yeboah Dame to go to court to seek an interlocutory injunction for the continuation of the Ghana Card mass registration.
According to him, President Akufo-Addo is a hypocrite after failing to call the National Identification Authority (NIA) to order to halt their operations in the Eastern region to control the spread of the coronavirus.
“President Akufo-Addo is a hypocrite for allowing the Ghana Card mass registration despite suspending public gathering. I don’t understand why he must even allow the Attorney General to seek an interlocutory injunction in court,’’ Divine Nkrumah told Kwaku Dawuro on Pae Mu Ka on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
Divine Nkrumah stressed that, even if the NIA has a legal basis to continue with the mass registration, the surge in coronavirus infections in Ghana makes it dangerous for the operations to continue.
He is worried that in spite of the President’s directives on social gatherings and the existing WHO precautionary measures aimed at containment and combating COVID-19, the NIA is bent on embarking on a registration exercise in the Eastern Region.
An Accra High Court has granted a request by the Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame to have it hear an injunction case against the National Identification Authority (NIA) earlier than usual.
The case was slated to be heard on April 9. The court has now fixed Friday, March 27 to hear the case.
Two citizens Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Okrah filed a case in court asking that the NIA be stopped from carrying out its registration exercise.
They maintain the exercise is contrary to the social distancing directives issued by President Akufo-Addo in the wake of the Covid-19 cases recorded in Ghana.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020