Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has stated that the corrupt and disastrous policies of the Akufo-Addo government, which have led to severe economic hardships, provide useful lessons for the improvement of the country’s governance systems. This statement was made in response to a question posed by a journalist.
The National Chairman of the NDC posted a message on Facebook in which he asked Ghanaians to care about how their country is run and warned them that if they stay neutral on the issue, they will be the ones to pay for bad governance in the end.
“The hardships and corruption that have resulted from the disastrous economic, social, political, and developmental policy choices of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia NPP administrations have provided useful lessons and insights that must improve our governance systems and practices for the benefit of future generations.”
“In particular, these sour experiences create a strong argument for active citizen knowledge and engagement in the selection of policies and/or their implementation.”
Mr. Asiedu Nketiah, better known by his nickname General Mosquito, issued the following warning:
“If citizens opt to sit on the sidelines or pursue narrow political agendas, they ultimately bear the consequences of bad governance, as is currently with the dubious debt exchange programme and as revealed by the audit report on the COVID-19 expenditures of the government.
“Citizens must be interested, vocal, and insistent on how they prefer to be governed. It’s their country and their future that is more at stake with every government action.”