Former President John Mahama has criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for always blaming external factors for Ghana’s economic crisis instead of taking responsibility for his actions.
Speaking to branch and constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress in Jema, Kintampo South Constituency, Mahama accused Akufo-Addo of recklessness and scapegoating.
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Mahama’s comments came after Akufo-Addo’s recent State of the Nation address, in which he once again blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war for Ghana’s economic woes.
Akufo-Addo claimed that his government was steering the nation towards prosperity before the twin global crises, adding that they had not been reckless in borrowing and spending.
Mahama, however, believes that it’s time for Akufo-Addo to act like a true leader and take responsibility for the situation. According to Mahama, the first principle of leadership is responsibility, and leaders must take responsibility for every situation and work towards solving it. He argued that leaders who always look for someone to blame will never be able to solve problems.
Mahama also accused Akufo-Addo and his finance minister of being reckless in their borrowing and spending. He pointed out that even the World Bank warned the government about its reckless borrowing, but they ignored the warning.
Today, Mahama claims that the warnings have come true, and Akufo-Addo still refuses to take responsibility for his actions.
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In conclusion, Mahama has criticized Akufo-Addo’s leadership style, accusing him of scapegoating and failing to take responsibility for Ghana’s economic crisis. He believes that Akufo-Addo needs to act like a true leader and take responsibility for the situation to solve the problems.