The Managing Director (MD) of Ghana Industrial Holdings Corporation (GIHOC) Distilleries Company Limited has strongly stated that Ghana as a growing country will collapse if any president decides to throw out the elderly from the government.
The senior fellow, Maxwell Kofi Jumah says Ghana needs the elderly to properly shape the developmental needs of the country.
Mr Jumah made this comment reacting to some comments of social media platforms urging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to do away with the old limbs for young limbs in his second term of government speaking on Accra-based Neat FM's, morning show hosted by Akwasi Aboagye.
According to him, all the people making such statements are immature adding such statements must not be tolerated in Ghana’s body politics.
He said the purveyors of such comments are wallowing in class immaturity and these must not be entertained going forward.
'If someone is in a wheel-chair and his or her age is advanced, he or she has the tenacity and sound mind to help the country, he or she should not be given the opportunity because he or she is of age?
He noted that governance is not about going for a hundred metres race that requires people with a young heart.
He explained that governance is about maturity and not being sporty as perceived by the people making such claims and arguments on social media and the traditional media.
'I am a Seventy-year-old man who was onetime the president of National Union of Ghana Students(NUGS) on the University of Ghana campus, a Municipal Chief Executive for Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly in the Ashanti Region, a deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development under former President John Agyekum Kufour and have worked abroad for over twenty years.
This means that I have lived a life worthy of emulation so it will be preposterous for some persons to claim that people with such experiences should be thrown out of government because of their age.
This does not sit well in terms of seeking brains to develop the country, he noted.
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