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US Civil Rights Activist Lauds Akufo-Addo Covid Fight

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MARY-PAT HECTOR, a popular female Civil Rights Activist in the United States (US), has lauded Presi dent Akufo-Addo for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

According to her, she has been in the country for some days and she is highly impressed about the positive measures being put in place by the government to help stop Covid-19 and save human lives.

Mary-Pat Hector, who was one of the youngest community leaders to advise ex-US President, Barack Obama, on Criminal Justice Reform, said Ghana was the ‘trailblazer’ in the Covid-19 fight.

“I have personally experienced a lot of the safety protocols the govern ment has been putting into action and I believe that what is happening here should be a blueprint for many coun tries across the world,” she told the media in Kumasi yesterday, adding that “I can truly say since being here that the President has taken the need ed measures to ensure that Ghanaians can live and thrive during this trying times across the world.” Mrs. Hector, at the tender age of 19, made history when she became the youngest woman and person of colour to run for public office in the State of Georgia. She also serves as the State Coordinator of BYV and Rise.

PPE Distribution.


The Civil Rights Activist collaborated with Shout Africa Foundation, an NGO, and Adonko Group of Com panies to distribute Personal Protec tive Equipment (PPE) to traders in Kumasi on Wednesday.

Ms. Hector, assisted by Edmund Kyei and Bernard Annan of Shout Africa Foundation, distributed Adonko branded hand sanitizers and boxes of face masks to hundreds of traders at Atonsu Market in Kumasi.

She said Covid-19 was real and claiming human lives across the globe, and therefore admonished Ghanaians to strictly adhere to health protocols in order to remain safe.

“I will tell you in almost a year, Covid-19 has caused us such turmoil, with more than 400,000 American lives lost to Covid-19, I haven’t felt safe until I got to Ghana,” she said; adding that Ghanaians were doing great work to defeat the virus.

Akufo-Addo Factor Ms. Hector observed that President Akufo-Addo indeed meant his famous statement, “We know how to bring the economy back to life, but what we don’t know is how to bring people back to life.”

She said right from her arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, she realized that the govern ment and people of Ghana were deter mined to stop Covid-19 from spread ing further.

Meanwhile, Ms. Hector, Mr. Kyei and Mr. Annan of Shout Africa Foun dation have presented a magazine dubbed ‘Ghana Public Health Matters to the CEO of Adonko Group of Com panies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng.

The magazine mainly highlighted the government’s numerous interven tions and efforts to help defeat the Covid-19 in the country. It also teaches about what one must do to stay away from the virus.

Ms. Hector promised to return to Ghana in future and contribute to the development of the country and con gratulated US President-elect, Joe Biden and his Vice, Kamala Harris, and wished them success in political office.

Source: Edmund Kyei – Contributor

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