Alcohol is no antidote to COVID-19, adhere presidential preventive directives – MD, Safari Plus Distilleries Limited cautions Kwahu youth.
The managing director of the Nkawkaw based Safari Plus Distilleries Limited, Mr. Denis Owusu Anim has advised Ghanaian youth, especially those in the Kwahu Ridge not to deceive themselves into haphazard drunkenness, due to the ongoing myth that alcoholism is one sure way of fighting the novel COVID-19 global pandemic, adding that, such behaviors could rather worsen their plights.
“Although I produce alcoholic beverages, I will plead with the youth not to deceive themselves into adopting drunkenness as an antidote to the coronavirus. I know that such an act will rather worsen the situation. My products, “legends prekese bitters and safari ginger liquor” are all made of prekese and michingoro which are both ingredients that boosts human immune systems but it does not make the drink an antidote to the pandemic” he said.
The managing director, further indicated that he will rather recommend strict adherence to the presidential preventive directives, which includes the practicing of social distancing, complying with the stay home policy and constant washing of hands with soap under running water and using sanitizers as the only sure ways avoid contraction of the virus.
Mr. Denis Owusu Anim also indicated that, although the Kwahu Ridge of the Eastern Region has not been locked down, it is only prudent that the people of the area prepares and arm themselves in order to stay alive.
The MD was again full of praise to the president, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo for his timely interventions of subsidizing electricity and giving free water, including the distribution of meals to some vulnerable citizens.
“I want to by this commend the president, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo for the free water, electricity subsidy and free meals to the most vulnerable. I think it all good and for the sake of Ghanaians. For us who are into manufacturing, we use water and electricity and those two interventions will benefit us, at least it will reduce our expenditure. May God bless him” he added.
He was however optimistic that Ghana will be free from the virus by the next two to three months ahead.
Story by Nana Kwame Andoh