Inject some sense into the Chorkor folks before situation gets out of hand - Ghanaians tell Akufo-Addo
Some Ghanaians on social media have asked President Akufo-Addo to call the residents of Chorkor to order by injecting some sense into their head before the situation gets out of hand.
Social media went agog after Ghanaweb.com reported how residents of Chorkor a suburb of Accra ignored the President’s lockdown directives, to chill at the beach on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Hundreds of people who reside at the popular coastal area were out in their numbers in the afternoon to cool it off by swimming in the sea, unperturbed by the growing cases of Coronavirus in Ghana.
While the elderly fisher folks were busy mending their nets, a number of people; children and the youth mostly, were busy making merry and celebrating to mark the Easter festivities.
Hours after GhanaWeb broke the news, personnel from the military stormed the community beach in their numbers and sacked the people who were breaking the law.
However, Ghanaians who took to social media to express their disgust believe President Akufo-Addo’s government must do more to ensure that people comply to the lockdown directives.
Whiles others called for punitive measures to be meted out to those who go contrary to the rules, another school of thought opined that there must be more education in different languages to ensure that everyone is educated and informed about the situation.
Read the views of some Ghanaians below
And people are giving excuses like the Chorkor people and the other locals blatantly flouting the laws don’t understand the issues at hand cos Nana Addo speaks in English.— Le Roy (@kwadjo_lee) April 12, 2020
So how come they understand that water and electricity are free for 3 months???
More niggas think say they no be part of the problem cos they no go Chorkor beach today. But I see you niggas on snap hopping in your cars, visiting your friends like ebi nothing.— jeffrey. (@90sReject) April 12, 2020
Inject ???????????? some sense into those Chorkor folks before situations get out of hand @NAkufoAddo— I FOLLOW B'CO U LIKED MY COMMENT ???? (@anonymousdocto6) April 13, 2020
For your info, the MP has provided Veronica buckets with water, soap and tissue at every junction in chorkor. See b4 you leap please— Paul (@mantse_paul) April 13, 2020
And yet everyone in Chorkor was being blamed!— James Agyenim-Boateng (@jagyenim) April 13, 2020
I went to Chorkor this morning, most of the military men are stationed on the street, all main roads leading to the beaches have 1 soldier man there, Will move to the beach around 5pm and see if there's any developments. This should continue till the lockdown is over or else.... pic.twitter.com/CZCyyCLeeY— Florent JAY-B ?? (@FlorentJAYB) April 13, 2020
After all the numerous public awareness created about the virus, Ghanaians, #Chorkor, still went ahead and did this. We are our own enemies and should never blame @NAkufoAddo when the number keeps on increasing. This is not the time to prove a point. Grow up people. pic.twitter.com/Zi6OPZHQZi— Oforiwaa Gyapong (@OforiwaaGyapong) April 13, 2020
We pray no case will be recorded in #Chorkor if not it will be a serious outbreak.— Kwesi Agbenu Jnr (@paa_nico) April 13, 2020
The hardest hood in Accra is Chorkor. Lockdown ba den ? ????????????— The Evangelist ???? (@TheRealBoateng) April 13, 2020
Hmmmm these chorkor people need serious beatings because they could be the same people to complain that the military personnel's are maltreating them yet still they don't use their heads . You see what lack of education can do to people. So madam serwaa Amihere say something— Maame dufie Boateng (@boateng_dufie) April 13, 2020
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