One Good COVID – 19

acroghana
Posted April 17, 2020 from Ghana

The COVID-19 has exposed how weak we are as Human beings. At the end, what matters is Oxygen, something in HIS/HER wisdom gave unlimited and interestingly free for all.

We ignored having time with the Family and Children.

Building Structures and strengthening the Institutions were not given the needed attention. Interestingly, African politicians who yester years were flying to Europe and the Americas for Hospitalization when sick can no more. We all must visit same Hospitals when we are sick.

In Ghana the Women are the bread winners for many homes, home incomes that form the foundation of the Economy. These women are sadly not given proper recognition.

Our Government has put COVID – 19 rules and partial lockdown in some parts of the Country. Primarily, to promote social distancing for at least 2 meters. The question is, how effective and efficient is social distancing in an Economy like Ghana?

The Government has mandated National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to provide food to the poor and needy. Unfortunately, the food distribution grounds are fertile to spread the Corona Virus. They have abandoned gathering in Churches, Mosques, Funeral etc. but have created more fertile grounds to spread the Corona Virus. It does not make sense to bring a crowd of 100 to 500 uncontrolled together under pretext of disturbing food which according sources has created avenues for corruption.

The good is, we have been exposed. Our Structures and Institutions are not working, and they need without further delay refurbishment.

Government must give governing back to the people.

The Best good is, we realize the importance of contributions made by our Mothers, Sisters, Antes, In laws, and most lovely our wives. That also, we continue to give time to our immediate families even we are no more working from Home.

“Medaase” Akan meaning Thank you   

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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lauraswny
Apr 17, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

"The good news is, we have been exposed." I too think this is the silver lining...glad to see the sentiment...

acroghana
Apr 17, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

Thank you! We will one day pass away and I think the best is to use power and authority to serve, but not especially my African Authorities, using power to create more problems for us is unbelievable.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Apr 22, 2020
Apr 22, 2020

Dear Acroghana,
Thank you so much for your post. It is very evident that this pandemic has made all of very vulnerable and it is actually a wake up call for everyone despite your nationality, colour or money in your personal bank account. This pandemic has shown us that we are all human and we need to concentrate on the things that matter to us.
Hope you are staying home and staying safe.
Look forward to reading more of your articles, be blessed.

Chi8629
Apr 23, 2020
Apr 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe.
Thank you.

acroghana
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

Thank you dear!

Anita Shrestha
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing. Keep it continue

acroghana
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

you are most welcome. stay healthy, stay safe!

Sampada Sapkota
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Hi dear Acroghana,
The trouble that this pandemic has brought to the world is unutterable, also especially in the developing and underdeveloped countries.
Let's pray together that this pandemic stops very soon!
Stay safe, dear.
Sampada

acroghana
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Thank you! I have checked on you and what you do is amazing. Keep it up, the Good you do, is your savings. Take care, stay healthy, stay safe.

Sampada Sapkota
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Hi dear,
You are welcome!! Thanks for the compliment!!
Let's hope we shall be able to make a difference one day!!
Thank you,dear.
Hope you and your family are safe and well!!
Sampada