A former deputy Minister for Communications Felix Kwakye Fosu says President Akufo-Addo is reducing himself to low-level NPP communicators with his claims over the “Green Book”
President Akufo-Addo during the commissioning of the Tema Motorway Interchange last week claimed “we made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to expand and improve the road network while closing the missing link in the network. We had to make this pledge because we know that the so-called unprecedented infrastructure development of the Mahama administration was fantasy, existing in the Green Book and not on the ground”.
In a sharp response, the former deputy Communications minister Felix Kwakye said the President was engaging in “pedestrian propaganda.”
He believes President Akufo-Addo’s ‘consistent falsehoods” can only be explained by the possibility that “President Akufo-Addo has never sighted a copy of the book and has thus not had the opportunity to peruse it.’
“This would not be a far-fetched theory in view of the several times he has displayed a lack of attention to detail and faced embarrassment when multiple plagiarized speeches have been thrust before him to read.”
“We all can recollect how the same cavalier approach to governance and his lack of attention to detail led to his approval of the most inflated contract in the history of Ghana, the Ameri Novation deal, only for it to be withdrawn and for us to be told by sources with knowledge of the matter, that he had been misled into granting executive approval for same,” he stated.
The former deputy Information minister said the President’s claim which may be targeted at misleading some Ghanaians is undeserving of his office.
“It is also entirely possible that he is fully apprised of the contents of the Green Book but has chosen the path of falsehood in so far as it enables him to mislead fanatical supporters of the NPP or unsuspecting members of the public and in the process hide his dubious reputation as the least performing of all Ghanaian leaders at least in the area of infrastructure or capital investments.”
“Either way, this would be most unbecoming of an occupant of the high office of President. That office is associated with certain basic requirements which include candor, thoroughness, and truthfulness. The president of a country must speak in ways that leave no room for doubt or the potential for him to be ridiculed or derided,” he stated.
Source: Sena Nombo/Radiogoldlive.com