Any Ghanaian Who Fails To Take The Vaccine Should Be Sanctioned And Charged This Amount (Opinion)
The second wave of the global coronavirus pandemic has become one of the serious global issues.
Ghana is not an exception to the countries that have been hit hard by the deadly disease.
Since its inception in early March last year, it has put so much fear and panic in Ghanaians and adversely affected the living conditions of most Ghanaians.
The pandemic forced many leaders to put in place measures to prevent it from causing more harm.
It is, without doubt, President Akuffo-Addo has been consistent in the fight against the virus as he has been addressing fellow Ghanaians on the nation’s fight and the need to stay safe.
Early last year, he imposed a nationwide lockdown as a means to mitigate the impact of the virus and also considering the fact that Ghana could not afford the same consequences of the virus on other nations.
He also put in place several restrictions on social gatherings, closed down schools, and also encouraged the use of sanitizers and social distancing.
Undoubtedly, the second wave of the coronavirus has brought fears amongst many Ghanaians as more deaths and active cases are being recorded daily.
Amidst the bad news, the availability of the new COVAX vaccines for treatment has come as good news to everyone.
President Akuffo-Addo as an exhibition of good leadership together with his wife and Vice President took the first jabs to repose hope in Ghanaians and also shoot down the critiques against the vaccine.
Other prominent figures including the Asantehene and Chief Imam have all taken their jabs.
However, it seems most Ghanaians remain pessimistic about the safe use of the vaccine.
Many still believe that the vaccine is not safe for use and have even raised alarms over the type of vaccine that was used by the President.
With all due respect, I believe this is a bad reaction from those section of Ghanaians who have refused to take the vaccine to help stem its spread in the country. With respect to this, the President should make laws to sanction and charge every Ghanaian who fails to take the vaccine. I believe, a fine of at least, 3000 cedis and other imposition of other sanctions would go a long way to encourage Ghanaians to participate in the exercise.