General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, says government must tighten security measures to ensure that all are compliant to the lockdown directives.
His comment follows reports that some security officers have been man-handling members of the public believed to have flouted the lockdown order.
As part of measures to prevent further spread of the deadly Coronavirus, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced a two-week restriction on movement within the Kasoa township, Greater Accra Region and Greater Kumasi and some municipalities in the Ashanti Region, effective 1 am on Monday, 30 March 2020.
Essential service providers and some other business enterprises have been exempted from the lockdown.
Speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, the NPP Chief Scribe condemned the brutality being meted out to individuals by some security officials in the discharge of their duties.
While he considers their actions as “unprofessional”, he was however quick to add that “…their act can somehow be justified because they are dealing with some stubborn citizens.”
“It appears some Ghanaians don’t know how serious this coronavirus is. To stop the spread of the virus we must all stay home as the President has directed.
“I think the President has to strengthen the lockdown measures, educate the people and make sure all abide by the rules,” John Boadu added.