The President of Cameroon’s Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji, has blamed the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections in the country on the lack of an effective communication strategy to spur citizens into taking the vaccine.
The Senate President said the government needs to intensify and multiply the communication operations to educate Cameroonians against resisting the vaccination.
He spoke as Dr Manaouda Malachie, the Minister of Public Health, announced that COVID-19 infection rate in Cameroon has hit 80,090 cases with 77,305 successfully treated, 1,475 currently active cases and 1,310 deaths.
Though the treatment rate has seen an increase to 96 per cent, the Minister of Public Health has called on Cameroonians to redouble their vigilance and scrupulously respect the measures put in place by the government.
The continued alarms sounded by the Senate President and the Minister of Public Health seems very hollow in the ears of the citizens, as the predominant news in the media these days is centred on the embezzlement of funds intended to be used in fighting COVID-19 by members of both the executive and legislative arms of the state.