A member of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) , Dr Prosper Akanbong, has described as unnecessary President Akufo-Addo’s admonishing to Ghanaians on the need for good nutrition in the fight against the Coronavirus disease.
According to him, such information from the President was needless and “should have been left for the technical people.”
The President in his address on Sunday, May 10, among other things, advised the public to improve personal hygiene, engage in fitness and exercise as well as eat healthy to boost immunity to the virus.
“For instance, we are told that the key vitamins that fortify our immune system are vitamins A, B6, C, and E. Fortunately for us, in Ghana, all of these can be found in many of our foods, such as oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nuts, crabs, plantain, okro, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms.
“Following a good diet, patronising our healthy foods, exercising regularly, ensuring our personal hygiene, and improving our lifestyle habits should become part and parcel of our daily routines, which will help bolster our immune systems, and help us in the fight against the pandemic,” the President said in his address.
But speaking on Accra-based radio station, Citi FM, Mr Akanbong said the President “should have spared us the lecture on good nutrition.”
“If you saying we should boost our immune system let that come from the technical people…it is almost towards the middle or latter part that they are coming to tell us…they should have done it at the beginning,” he added.