Indeed, issues regarding the failures of the current administration are nothing new to several Ghanaians and the political sect in the country since numerous socio-economic commentators and politicians keep censuring the actions and inactions of the government under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama.
Some have argued that President John Mahama is not a proactive leader, accusing government officials of siphoning off taxpayers’ money to enrich themselves to the detriment of the ordinary Ghanaian.
But as part of plans by President Mahama to salvage the economy, the government will on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 assemble 400 Ghanaians consisting of a cross section of politicians, business executives, civil society groups and economists to deliberate on national issues.
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur announced this during a forum on the energy industry in Ghana.
The deliberation, forms part of a national forum on the economy to discuss “all aspects of the economy” and will further seek public opinions on the medium to long term economic goals of the country.
Addressing the gathering, he pledged government’s commitment to resolve the economic crisis facing the Ghanaian citizenry.
“The difficulties are cyclical and we are determined to fix the micro imbalances which everybody recognizes as a major difficulty confronting the country,” he said.
Despite the government’s initiative, Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency, Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu has admonished Ghanaians not to be deceived by the pretext of President John Dramani Mahama.
He opined Ghana needs a paradigm shift to show the ruling National Democratic Congress an exit. According to him, the forum noted by President John Mahama and his Vice is a clear indication that the government is “tired” and cannot rule anymore.
Speaking on U TV‘s “Adekye Nsroma“, Hon. Kokofu called on Ghanaians to vote in a new leadership that will not disappoint them but rather attend to their needs.
Though he commended the current administration for arranging a meeting with the citizenry, he however stressed that “we need a paradigm shift and it starts with leadership. We need to change leadership and leadership style in this country. We know that this crop of leadership has failed us…It is a clear case of failure. It is a clear case of saying that where we have reached, we’ve lost control of the situation.”