Ghanaian journalist and Managing Editor at the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has said his brother who was lost to the COVID-19 disease would, perhaps be alive if he had had access to the ventilator earlier than he did.
The renowned journalist’s brother, Nanabanyin Pratt, a Relations expert and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was reported to have died from coronavirus complications on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Speaking on Pan African television current affairs programme on Thursday, January 28, 2021, about the burial of the late J. J Rawlings and matters arising, monitored by GhanaPlus.com, Mr Pratt Jnr noted the country had dire challenges to deal with other than who founded the fourth republic.
He cited the issues of COVID-19 and the dreadful havoc it was creating in the country and urged the country to focus its attention to that among others.
“There is one case in which somebody died in one of the biggest in this country because oxygen was not available, my own brother died perhaps if he had had early access to a ventilator he would have been alive and we are here playing childish politics of who founded the fourth republic, the non existing fourth republic, childish politics what is wrong with us”.
“Let focus on the principal issues that confront us today,” Mr Pratt Jnr said.
He noted children at some ages could not protect themselves from the infections without guidance adding that it was incumbent on the government to protect such children.
Sharing a story of a little child who returned from school with a new face mask and told her parents he had exchange it with a best friend when quizzed, Mr Pratt bemoan the situation.
“We have allowed these little children to go back to school and some of them are exchanging face mask with their best friends and so on. What is wrong with this country? I am deeply worried with the state of our country and it future,” he added.