A US-based-basedal practitioner and a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Arthur Kennedy, has described the incumbent President Akufo-Addo as a disaster.
Speaking in an interview on Accra FM, monitored by 1Family Radio, Arthur noted that the current NPP government has been a disappointment to Ghanaians.
“Of course, disappointment is actually an understatement. He has been a disaster, and everyone who is honest knows it,’’ he noted.
“He has taken our nation to the brink of disaster, and as of now, we should really pray that next year goes well.’’
Kennedy mentioned the current #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration and said that power is shifting to the streets. He claims that whenever change is imminent, the streets are the first to predict it.
“It is very self-evident that a president who rode to national prominence on the back of protests, a very young and admirable activist under PMFJ, led the ‘Kume preko’ demonstration in 2015 and 2016,’’ he said.
He or people close to him organized protests against the government to highlight living conditions that were very bad, so Akufo-Addo has always been a man of the streets, so it is very sad that his government will try to prevent demonstrations and that people demonstrating against his government will have people detained by the security services. I thought he was the person who said we should be citizens and not spectators. Those who were matching were demonstrating citizenship.’’
He said, referring to the reasons he believed the country was in this current mess under the present administration: because people saw in him virtues that he did not possess. He just hasn’t been a good president. I just can’t think of any other president who will rule for seven years, and there has been no reshuffle.’’
Kennedy continued, “The biggest cabinet in our country is bragging about proud Ghanaians; we won’t go to the IMF, and we end up going; we’ll make Accra the biggest cleanest city in Africa, and we haven’t done anything.’’
“This country is in trouble, and the people on the streets need us to listen to them because they have anger, frustration, and disappointment, and if it explodes, what will happen will not be good. That is why we should channel their frustrations constructively to reform change,’’ he added.