Ghana’s biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, has formed an eleven-member response team to help the government, if need be, to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
The team is also meant to educate the public on the disease.
Ghana has recorded twenty-one cases of the pandemic with one death, so far.
Speaking at the end of a three-day fasting and prayer session declared by the NDC, former President John Mahama, who is the flag bearer of the party, said: “Over the last week, I have forcefully, thanks to my communications team, led a public education drive that is promoting effectively the introduction, education and practice of the recommended WHO protocols aimed at helping stop the spread of the COVID-19.
“I have also already announced that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is committed to assisting the government in this fight by availing all technical and logistical resources at our disposal. As evidence of our seriousness in that respect, we have assembled a technical team to guide our efforts and to lead the NDC’s response to the evolving situation.
“The team is an assembly of experts from the many fields that will be required to implement a national action plan on COVID-19”, he said.
Find below the full list of the NDC’s COVID-19 response team:
Mr Alex Segbefia – Former Minister for Health.
Professor Margaret Kweku – Public Health Expert and Former Dean of School of Public Health, UHAS.
Dr Vida Yarkong – Interdisciplinary Medicine Expert.
Dr Jehu Appiah – Senior Medical Consultant and former General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association.
Mr Prosper Bani – Former Minister for the Interior and former Head of UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Team for Africa.
Hon Kwabena Mintah Akando – Ranking Member for Parliamentary Committee on Health & MP for Juaboso.
Nana Kofi Quakyi – Specialist in Health Economics and Assistant Professor in Public Health.
Hon Dr Ezanator Rawlings – Medical Doctor and MP for Klottey Korle.
Mrs Mawuena Trebarh – Communications Specialist
Dr Jonas Asamoah – Public Health Expert, Hawa Memorial Hospital, Osiem.
Dr Prosper Akanbong – Physician Consultant and former CEO, Tamale Teaching Hospital.