Member of Parliament for Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, Edward Abambire Bawa has taken the fight against Coronavirus in the country to a different level.
As different strategies have been deployed to prevent the spread of the disease by government, the NDC MP has also decided to present bottles of a local gin ‘Kalahari bitters’ to his constituents in his rounds of campaigning and sensitization on the Covid-19.
It is unclear the motive behind him distributing the bitters but Mr Bawa claimed the drink was to be used to pour libation for the constituency and the country for spiritual protection against the virus.
“Our fight against COVID-19 took us to Nayire and parts of Adaborobisi where we visited the elderly to talk to them about the disease and to also donate a few items to them. The items are mainly: Sanitizers,Face masks and A bottle of alcohol meant for pouring libation on behalf of the people of Bongo in particular and Ghana in general’’ he claimed on his Facebook page.
However, the choice of alcohol defeats the purpose of his presentation as traditional libations are either poured with Schnapps, brewed pito or pure local gin “Akpeteshie”.
Meanwhile, health professionals have cautioned the public against the intake of alcohol when news went viral that persons who consumed alcohol stood less chances of getting infected by the Coronavirus.