A presidential Aspirant of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit has urged the President to involve Traditionalist in the fight against the deadly corona Virus.
According to him, Traditionalists over the years have played significant roles in the peaceful dispensation of the country hence the need for the president to meet the Traditional council just as he did with the Christian council.
This was contained in a Press Statement signed by Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit and copied to senaradioonline.com.
“ Wednesday’s prayer meeting between the President and the leadership of the Christian Council, coupled with a similar one held between the Vice President and that of the Islamic Community on Thursday are commendable by all standard, however we must not as a country neglect the traditional foundation on which these two sects were birth from” the statement said.
It further emphasized that Ghanaians for the past decades have been familiar with the nuances of the government when it comes to seeking the face of God and ideas in addressing national issues adding that it would also be prudent if the Presidency also accord the same respect and platform to the leadership of the Traditional Council whom the statement said equally possesses much influence on the populace.
“With the role traditional leaders, Priests and Priestesses play in our national discourse I believe their prayers and ideas are much needed in times like this” the statement stressed.
It added that “moving forward, I urge government to strengthen the various institutions mandated to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. I believe the growing number of COVID-19 cases, has the propensity of exacerbating the situation of fear amongst the populace. And for that matter government must act swiftly.
The statement also advised the general public to stay safe and adhere to the various directives and measures put in place by the government in these trying times.