Former president John Dramani Mahama has suggested that Ghana is in distress under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, which calls for urgent recovery.
According to him, the dire condition which he claimed Ghana is in was the creation of the Akufo-Addo-led government.
“This nation requires urgent fixing,” Mr. Mahama diagnosed in a live video interaction via Facebook on Monday evening where he touched on a number of national issues.
He posited, “our problems have been compounded by the very poor governance characterized by nepotism, corruption, populism, intolerant, arrogance of power and ostentatious lifestyles”.
His comments come a day after his successor, President Akufo-Addo ridiculed his ability to give Ghanaians an alternative leadership better than what the current government is offering.
“What are they coming back to do?…What is the programme of NDC under the leadership of Mahama?” Akufo-Addo asked when he addressed party functionaries at the New Patriotic Party delegates conference on Sunday.
But the former president who is seeking a return to the presidency in the next elections promised to “offer an alternative that is honest, sincere, thoughtful, visionary, and one that makes genuine effort at unifying our broken nation”.
He also promised to downsize the government by cutting down on the over 110 ministers appointed by the government as well as “reduce massively” the amount spend on the presidency.
Unhappy soldiers and police
Meanwhile, Mr. Mahama said he has observed that security personnel in the country have been “demoralized” by the actions of the government and are therefore “not happy”.
He claimed under the Akufo-Addo administration, promotions in the security service are done based on party affiliation.
“The armed forces, the police are not happy,” he stressed and asked the president to “put his ears on the ground” to abreast himself with the current situation.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana