Actor and Politician John Dumelo has described the virtual concert organized by the government to launch the COVID-19 Tracker app as needless.
The NDC Ayawaso West Wuogon MP aspirant was speaking on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM on Saturday, 18 April 2020. The Ministry of Communication organized the concert on Monday, 13 April 2020
However, Mr Dumelo, who revealed that he was not aware of the virtual concert until he saw comments about it on Twitter, said the resources used to organize the concert could have been used to fight the deadly virus in a more practical way.
He told show host Nana Romeo: “No, it wasn’t [necessary], I mean look, we’re in crisis; the government wants to launch an application to help COVID-19 and they’ve also gone to organize a concert, I mean it’s totally needless. It would have been more helpful if they had even invested that money used to organize the concert to, perhaps, buy more PPE or pay more allowances to the health personnel or used it for something more practical related to the COVID-19 crisis.
“The musicians who performed, it’s their business, they were doing the job they were assigned, so, I don’t blame the musicians, that one it’s not a problem. I just blame the organizers for setting up that concert. I don’t know how much they spent but at the end of the day, what is the point? People are sick, people need food, people need things, people are dying and they say they want to organize a concert to launch an app? What will the app also do? It’s pointless and needless.”