COVID-19: Invest more in research – Yankah to African gov’ts

Professor Kojo Yankah, Founder of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), has asked African governments to invest more into research following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana.

Ghana has recorded her first two cases of coronavirus. The cases were confirmed on Thursday, 12 March 2020.

They were brought in by two people who had returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. The cases were confirmed by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Health Minister Dr Kweku Agyemang-Manu, who broke the news at an emergency press conference on Thursday night, said the two patients have been quarantined and are stable.

Commenting on this development in a Facebook post, Prof Yankah said: “‘Corona’ means ‘crown’, which means the deadliest of all viruses is here with us. ONLY God knows how it will all end.

“I have never seen that many medical ‘experts’, ‘quacks’ and business and religious opportunists over an epidemic (pandemic) like this. My information is that all viruses are created in bio-medical laboratories (you may choose to disbelieve), just like the atomic bomb, or any nuclear bomb was created for whatever purposes.

“My recommendation here is that Governments in Africa should invest More Funds in research at all levels.

“Being on the receiving end as consumers all the time does not bode well for a proud people labeled the ‘dark continent’ by those rushing to Africa today. We can ‘rule’ the world again if we get our mindset right.”