Request for UN tents for COVID-19 isolation centres, Alex Hamah


Mr John Alex Hamah, a veteran Trade Unionist, has urged government to appeal to the United Nations to supply the country with its tents to be used as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.

Mr Hamah said the UN tents were now lying idle due to the cancelation of conferences as part of measures to control the spread of the corona virus.

He expressed worry at the confusion being created in parts of the country over which facilities should be used for the quarantining and isolation of patients saying “it is an issue if not swiftly settled may undermine the national peace, tranquility and unity we need to fight and conquer the Coronavirus pandemic.”

In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, he said the UN would readily accede to Ghana’s request as according to him, the COVID-19 was more dangerous and destructive than even World War II.

Mr Hamah therefore appealed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to takesteps to contact the UN Secretary General to plead for the supply of the tents and their compliments describing the tents as more impressive and functional than some luxurious hotel apartments and would therefore come in handy in Ghana’s handling of the pandemic.

Touching on this year May Day observation, he congratulated Ghanaian workers for their immense contributions towards the building of the country and urged them to do more.

The veteran trade unionist said he was solidly behind the stand of organized labour’s call on government to immediately engage stakeholders on the best way to resolve the hardship on workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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