The Concern Voters Movement (CVM), a socio-Political organisation has appealed to government to lift the ban on Public and Social Gatherings with tactical adherence to the current protocols.
The CVM said, the over reliance on Science and Medical Experts in dealing with the COVID-19 though was good, could eventually have negative repercussions on the economy and productivity.
A statement signed by Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, Founder and President of the CVM and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday said the prolonged ban on Public and Social gatherings had dire consequences on the other sectors of the economy, creating fear and panic for the population and thereby delaying the socio-economic progress of the country.
It said President Akufo-Addo has done tremendously well in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic with the lot of measures that were put in place to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus including; a ban on Public and Social gatherings for religious activities, funerals, Schools, marriage ceremonies among others.
The statement said although those restrictions were good, the situation had the potential of crippling the entire economy should the virus stay longer than expected.
“Churches need to re-open with strict adherence to safety protocols, hospitals, schools and other facilities established by the Christian Community are largely financed by their Churches and the ban have a very serious repercussions on them.
It said Malaria, Accidents and other infectious diseases killed more than COVID-19, and asked why people were worried about the pandemic.
The statement said, Ghana's demographics were totally different from the Western World and Glory be to God Positivity and Death Rates were low compared to that of Europe and America.
"Let's adopt an innovative approach to sensitize and protect the aged and those with underlying health issues since most of the deaths recorded under Ghana's COVID-19 are from this bracket of the population," It added.
The statement urged said the lifting of the ban will make people overcome the fear, panic and psychological warfare created by this COVID-19.