Social media has been ringing with indignation over some comments made by the Presbyterian Moderator Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y Mante on the Akuffo-Addo government Agenda 111 project. The man of God, who sought to give a positive feedback on the impacts of the project seems to have attracted the rage of Ghanaians after he described the critics as witches and wizards.
It seems this comment did not go down well with many Ghanaians especially, those on the other side of the political divide. Comments have it that his statement is a clear dividing point and can incite Ghanaians against each other. Many public figures have also chastised him with strong words and others calling him to retract and issue apologies.
Earlier today, the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt was interviewed on Alhaji and Alhaji show hosted by Sena Nombo on Pan African TV. It was a heated discussion as Kwesi Pratt, an outspoken Journalist registered his deepest displeasure over the comment from the moderator.
According to him, the comments of the moderator is a dangerous thing for Ghana as a country who is struggling to build democracy. He insisted that it sounds weird and surprising to witness these kind of derogatory comments from men who are supposed to behave the other way round.
Speaking further, he called on the moderator to change his behaviour as it can plunge the nation into chaos. He also called on Ghanaians to be discerning and not pay attention to comments like that of Rev. Mante. Interestingly, Kwesi Pratt believes that the moderator needs counselling and deliverance from troubling mindset.
He said, "My real problem is the fact that people like him with all these titles, their utterances will disturb the peace and our effort to build a democracy. His comments are dangerous. He could have said it in a better and presentable manner than he did. That is what is making Ghanaians angry."
He added, "It is true that our health facilities are very few and we all saw that during the era of COVID-19, but don't you think this comment could have been made in a pleasant manner and Ghanaians would understand. It is not by force accusations that will change the minds of Ghanaians. I am really disappointed in his statement."
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