As part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region to officially climax the 'Thank You Tour' of the country, the Former President and the 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has reacted to many issues confronting the economy under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo amd the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Speaking on the response the government gave to the some real issues raised at a plenary assembly held by the Conference of Catholic Bishops on Monday, November 8, in Wa, the Upper West Region, John Mahama said that the manner in which they responded to the constructive criticisms of the government is rather uncalled for and only depicts their arrogance of power.
The Catholic Clerics have named a number of issues that the NPP government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia have promised to fulfill but has remained unfulfilled and/or not implemented since the last five years. They bemoaned the government's failure to empathize with the hardships Ghanaians are going through.
However, the Director of Communications of the NPP, Yaw Boaben Asamoah, reacting to the Catholic Clergy said that their issues and concerns lacked focus and clarity hence they should reorganize themselves and come again with their issues.
Former President John Mahama said the response from the NPP is nothing less than the display of arrogance of power. He recounted that his government was criticised in a similar manner, however he did not organize any press conference whatsoever to tell tell them any of these words but accepted the criticism in good faith and worked hard to ensure that they are corrected.
"If they are saying Ghana is hard, do the things that will make things more affordable for the people of Ghana. But that is what we call the arrogance of power. They said when the gods want to destroy you, they first make you mad. Because this is madness. The Catholic Bishops have spoken; what is your business holding a press conference against them? Accept criticism in good faith", John Mahama said.
"During my government, I did not do a press conference to respond to them. Whatever they said I took in good faith and I took corrective measures," the Former President added.
Heexpressed disgust at the posture of the NPP government and told them to accept and address the critical concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops for Ghana to be better for all of us.
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