Following GhanaWeb’s report that some residents of Chorkor, a suburb of Accra defied President Akufo-Addo’s directive to stay at home, Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has had her say.
Lydia Forson noted that though the culprits are in clear breach of law and order, they are not entirely to blame as most of them have not been informed on the severity of the novel Coronavirus.
According to her, the scene at Chorkor on Easter Sunday clearly shows that the usage of the English language in disseminating information is not working, hence the need for government to use the chiefs and opinion leaders to communicate critical information to such people.
Lydia Forson said, “We need to reach and educate people in a language they understand, use their chiefs, pastors and everyone they may listen to”.
She emphasized: “There’s a reason why we’re able to put a ban on noise making and they obey, or a curfew when a traditional leader dies. Communicate with them in a language they understand!”.
On Easter Sunday many people were seen at one of the Chorkor beaches having fun in Easter celebrations.
While some were showing off their swimming skills, others were captured either playing football or seen doing acrobatics with friends and loved ones.