Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has urged Ghanaians to take action against the present administration’s poor leadership.
His remarks follow critical findings from the COVID-19 Auditor General’s Report dated 2022.
The A-G reports that a total of Ghc 21,844,189,185.24 was mobilized for the pandemic response.
Only Ghc 11,750,683,059.11 of this total, however, was used to stop the virus’s spread.
The National Chairman of the NDC commented on the situation and warned Ghanaians that if they do not speak out against Akufo- Addo’s terrible government, they will learn a more harsh lesson.
“The hardships and corruption emanating from the disastrous economic, social, political and developmental policy choices of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia NPP administration provides useful lessons and insights that must improve our governance systems and practices for the benefit of the future generation.
On January 23, 2023, Mr. Nketiah said on Facebook, “Especially these harsh experiences offer a good argument for active citizen knowledge and engagement in the adoption and/or execution of laws.”
“If citizens choose to stay out of politics or pursue limited political objectives, they ultimately pay the price for poor governance, as is the case with the questionable debt exchange program at the moment and as the audit report on the government’s COVID-19 spending has shown,” he added.
According to him citizens must be involved, outspoken, and adamant about how they want to be governed.
With every government decision, their nation and its future are put more at risk.