Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako says he doesn't support calls on government to adopt "fear and panic" tactics to suppress Ghanaians into obeying the health protocols regarding the COVID-19 situation.
Ghanaians have been advised to mandatorily wear nose masks, wash their hands with soap under running water, sanitize their hands and adhere to other hygienic instructions to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Although Ghana's case count of the virus has risen to 5,530 with 674 recoveries and 24 deaths, some Ghanaians have blatantly refused to go by the health directions.
Kwesi Pratt wants govt to show images of COVID-19 patients to deter stubborn Ghanaians
Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has called on State authorities to televise patients of COVID-19 to serve as deterrent to headstrong Ghanaians.
According to Kwesi Pratt, many Ghanaians do not see the seriousness of the impact of the disease because there is nothing to inject some dose of fear and panic into them.
Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Kwesi Pratt insisted that showing horrible images of those who have been infected by the disease and are in critical condition will help in the public education on COVID-19.
Define 'Fear and Panic'
On the contrary, Kweku Baako disagrees with the 'fear and panic' activists because he believes it's not a good approach in fighting the pandemic.
Speaking on 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM, he sought to find out how exactly the activists want to achieve their aim.
" . . spread fear? How do we do it and what kind of fear?" he questioned.
"They should define their kind of fear . . . enforce the protocols . . . but fear on its own by itself and it's so ill-defined . . . Let them give us further and better particulars what they mean by the fear, perhaps we can interrogate it," he told Kwami Sefa Kayi.
Listen to Kweku Baako Jnr in the video below