Former President John Mahama has said that President Nana Akufo-Addo should stop being haughty and insulting and start listening to other people’s opinions with humility.
He should also show leadership by taking responsibility for the economic crisis rather than continually attributing Ghana’s current financial difficulties to COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.
We are in a crisis, Mr. Mahama declared during a talk on “Building the Ghana We Want” on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the UPSA auditorium. He urged the president: “This is not the time for arrogant and insulting posturing.”
Instead, he declared: “This is the time for listening. A time for utmost humility and a time for honest contemplation. A time to admit and accept where we have gone wrong. A time to bring our suffering people together. A time to promote unity and seal the cracks. A time to demonstrate leadership and sacrifice. I mean genuine sacrifice in the interest of our people, our country, and our future”.
The Bible “tells us that although we may fall, we can rise again. It is, however, imperative that government accepts publicly – with a contrite heart – that they have gone wrong and earnestly seek workable solutions. Our very lives as a people are at stake”.
“And, we must boldly, even if for the first time, discard the arrogance of power and don the cloak of humility, come together, confront our reality, face the truth, accept our faults and act”, Mahama stated.
“We must not give up in desperation.
We have an obligation to our people to examine what led us to this situation, regardless of how uneasy we may feel about facing the truth, he told the government.
The NDC and I completely realize and respect how severe the situation is right now, I say to the people of Ghana.
We are a part of the Ghanaian community, which explains this.
We share a home and experience pain together. We are aware that parents are concerned about their children’s futures.