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…Go to him for Tutorials on Governance
Each time President Akufo-Addo is comparing his achievements and actions with that of former President Mahama , it amounts to envy on the part of the super incompetent Akufo-Addo and be ends up unearthing the greatness and competence of John Mahama. President Akufo-Addo and John Mahama are incomparable in terms of achievements and competence. The Akufo-Addo government is the most clueless, corrupt and directionless in the history of Ghana. The President has successfully instituted a unique privatization of corruption in the country. Instead of fulfilling his promises, Akufo-Addo is running a government that freely spreads poverty, disillusionment, melancholy, hopelessness and sadness. He protects his corrupt officials involved in mind boggling larceny of millions of dollars contracts. Having realised that Ghanaians have completely rejected them because of their manifold failures, corruption, nepotism and greediness, the President and his party are now employing all manner of dirty antics to divert the public’s attention from their nefarious activities. Their latest move was their attempt to involve the NDC and John Mahama in the dirty Nyantakyi scandal.
By the time John Mahama left in 2016, we had the second largest economy in West Africa, we were rated the best in terms of human development index and projected to be the fastest growing economy from 2017 by the world bank because of the strategic investment the Mahama administration made in the oil and gas industries.
In one year and six months, all of that have been destroyed by President Akufo-Addo and his Npp, we are now back to the dark days. Every sector in the country has been destroyed and every one including some of their ardent supporters is complaining. The man who promised Ghanaians heaven during his campaign, has brought nothing, but corruption, hardship, nepotism, fear, pain to Ghana and he has no other way of running the country, but to intimidate his political opponents, manipulate state institutions and torment Civil Society Organizations who attempt to expose the rot in his administration.
In just a period of one year and six months, the man who promised Ghanaians a “no borrowing” government, has added Ghc 28billion with nothing to show. His finance minister with his Data Bank friends issue bonds for the Ghana. His appointees inflate cost of government projects.
When he insults John Mahama’s legacy and said that nothing was ever done by the Mahama, he is exploding his gross incompetence and lack of understanding in governance issues.
Comparisons are always unfair. We typically compare the worst we know of ourselves to the best we know or presume about others. Comparison requires metrics Nana. He is too incompetent to compare fairly. Instead of focusing on what he has been mandated to do, the President has established websites to denigrate the NDC and President Mahama with fake stories. Under the human man right lawyer who describes himself as incorruptible, there are numerous cases where the boldness of patriotic Ghanaians who tried to expose corruption in his administration has resulted in unpleasant consequences. Can President Akufo-Addo in all honesty claim ignorance of the Nyantakyi deal with his investors? If he is not complicit, why is he not demanding the truth in the matter by instituting a truly independent investigation into the whole matter. The Presidency should tell Ghanaians what has been done to cancel the stinky Kelni GVG deal and other inflated contracts.
Furthermore, Mr President must immediately explain why he has been providing cover for the appointees of his administration who involve themselves in corrupt deals. The whole nation appealed to the President to sack Alfred Obeng the former BOST boss over sale of contaminated fuel which led to the country losing millions of cedis. Mr President ordered the BNI and the NPA to issue statements in defense of Alfred Obeng. The Minister of Energy was forced to dissolve a committee he formed to investigate the matter. Same approach was adopted by the President when the cash for seat matter came up. To him, his frequent visits to his Lebanese friends house to enjoy Lebanese dishes makes the whole allegation senseless. When Ghanaians appealed to him to take a second look at the Ghana-US military arrangement, he rained heavy insults on Ghanaians and described them as naysayers.
President Akufo Addo and his Npp sold a lie that Mr Mahama was incompetent, described his projects as Photoshop, alleged that he inflated cost of the Photoshop projects. In government, he is commissioning projects of the incompetent person, and recommissioning projects he commissioned before leaving office. His appointees are taking credit of projects implemented by John Mahama in their constituencies. President Akufo-Addo’s weakness and super incompetence, as typified in the wanton dissipation and stealing of state funds by himself and his appointees, is part of a,pattern of behaviour that shows that the President is in office but not in power. During the Mahama administration, some ministers and other officials were accused of either corruption, indiscretion or conflict of interest and they were summarily fired. Victoria Hammah was fired for wishful dream statement, Abuga Pele was sent to court, Dzifa Atovor resigned over the bus branding allegation etc etc.
But contrast that with President Akufo-Addo who left his cousin the finance minister in his job even after glaring evidence that the man had acted contrary to laws and regulations guiding bonds issuance. Alfred Obeng was made to go free even after the NPA and other industry players have strongly condemned his act. Hawa Koomson is still enjoying our taxes after she has admitted that she inflated cost when she contracted an entity to establish a website.
The President said he inherited empty coffers. That statement by the President exposed his ignorance, incompetence, and lack of understanding when it comes to governance. He should close all the power plants Mahama added to what he inherited including the famous Ameri. He should shutdown the Atuabo plant they way he shut down radio stations, he should close all the community day secondary schools Mahama built, he should close down all the hospitals built by Mahama. Was he expecting Mahama to operate the way he and Nyantakyi did to get him free money? Does he know the significance of these projects to the economy. One two occasions his finance minister embarrassed him when he openly corrected false information he told the public. In opposition, an Npp embarrassed him when he challenged figures he put out as being cost of the Kasoa interchange project. A President whose statements are always corrected in public by his appointees, is that one a President?
Mr President, concentrate on what you’ve been mandated to do, cure yourself of the deadly incompetence disease, and stop wasting the tax payers money on creation of propaganda websites and unnecessary propaganda initiatives.
Source: Ohenenana Obonti Krow