• Joseph Emmanuel Tetteh
  • Godson Ahiabor
  • Edmund Kwablah
  • Anthony Amoah


Presidential Address, Presidential Speech, COVID-19, Cases, Deaths, Ghana


Purpose –– This study contributes to the fight and management of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic by investigating the
association between knowledge sharing through intermittent Presidential speeches and COVID-19 active cases and deaths in
Methods –– The study relied on seemingly real-time quantitative time series secondary data and the ordinary least
squares (OLS) regression method with robust standard errors for the estimation of the model.
Findings –– The results show evidence of a negative and statistically significant relationship between pre- and postpresidential COVID-19 speeches, and the number of COVID-19 active cases and deaths.
Conclusion & Recommendation –– Timely and periodic
presidential speeches can be adopted as one of the management measures adopted to inform and educate citizens in the fight
against the pandemic.
Keywords –– Presidential Address, Presidential Speech,
COVID-19, Cases, Deaths, Ghana.


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