Celebrated Ghanaian actor Jackie Appiah has said that she will sensitize people on COVID-19 for free. She added that she does not require a government appointment to tell people about the virus. This comes after Shatta Wale said that he would not sensitize people for free. Wale added that he expected the government to appoint him to sensitize people.
In her statement on 3FM:
“We all need to educate each other…This is a global thing, it’s not just my industry alone. It’s quite sad…sometimes I use my platform to educate people. I don’t need to wait for the government; nobody needs to wait for anybody to call them. I think it is right for an individual to preach to people to talk to people that’s why we have the numbers. God has given us the numbers to educate people…everyone needs to educate people because people don’t understand [what is going on]. ’m doing this already for free right now nobody is paying me. I’m already doing it without being paid.”
Jackie Appiah has been on the forefront sensitizing people on the importance of staying safe. Ghana’s cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and the government has partially locked down Kumasi, Accra, and Tema.