The Government of Ghana has no plans to pay celebrities as ambassadors of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information-Ghana has rubbished reports that suggest the Government of Ghana has planned to appoint and pay celebrities as ambassadors of the global coronavirus pandemic.
As monitored by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – www.nydjlive.com, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah during a press conference on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, stated the reports were false and must be discarded.
“Government doesn’t intend to pay any celebrities to go out there and become ambassadors for COVID 19. We don’t intend to pay any celebrities to become ambassadors for COVID 19. I think I mentioned in our meeting with the GJA, NMC, GIBA etc that we were also thinking of having persons with large followings share our messages and I think the expression I used was we were thinking of having them as public education ambassadors. No, that is not happening” he said.
Ghana has over the past few days recorded a total number of 7 positive cases. These patients are said to be under isolation and responding to treatment.