General Secretary of the Peoples’ National Convention and convener of the Mass Action Committee (MAC), Atik Mohammed is calling for an enhanced public education on the impact of COVID-19 in the country.
Atik Mohammed expressed deep worry over the attitude of some Ghanaians who blazingly disregard health protocols to curb the spread of the disease.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme on Thursday, the PNC General Secretary believed, to achieve the purpose of the public education, the government must show the nation the enormity of the pandemic disease to deter people from flouting protocols.
‘If people get to understand the full impact of this disease, I’m sure they will have a rethink,” he stressed.
To Atik Mohammed, the State authorities responsible for the public education are being ”very romantic with our education. That’s how I see it. We present it as though it’s not a scary case. The reason why we succeeded in our fight against HIV/AIDS is that we made it very scary. The advertisement about AIDS even made virgins feel threatened”.