The Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), Kwadwo Twum Boafo, has pointed the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to serious issues confronting the country that deserve attention than their hyping of needless issues just to foul the national temperature.
He says the NPP is so obsessed with the desire to come to power and are trivializing every issue just to achieve that end, but that portends bad news as it pushes Ghanaians into the danger of not taking themselves seriously, should that attitude persist.
Twum Boafo who made the comments while speaking on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji programme at the weekend, wondered why the NPP would attack President John Mahama over his comments that no matter what the government does, there are some who would never appreciate it.
He said the President’s comment represents the truth, which truism is borne out of history, arguing that except their own government, the NPP has never appreciated the works of any other government.
“What is it that has been done by a government that is not a government that they behold that they like? Akosombo Dam, did they like it? Tema Motorway, did Busia not go to a Senate hearing in the US to tell the US Government that they should not give us money to build the Akosombo Dam because Nkrumah was a communist? Is it not on record?… What is it that anybody has done in this country that the NPP have not been involved in that they have been appreciative of? What is it? Somebody should tell me. Somebody should text me one!” He queried.
He observed that the recent attempt to pin blame on the president is only a sequel to earlier ones, including the failed attempt to condemn him for speaking against galamsey at Kyebi in the Eastern Region, adding, “As fortunate as we are, one of the most unfortunate things that has happened to Ghana is the Danquah-Busia tradition.”
Twum Boafo said when it comes to a government that is sensitive to the plight of the Ghanaian, the National Democratic Congress does far better than the NPP, for it was during the administration of the Kufuor-led NPP government that Ghanaians were told they were lazy for demanding jobs.
Again when that administration supervised about a year-and-a-half long power crisis, it was then President Kufuor who at a political rally told Ghanaians there was nothing they could do to the government.
According to Twum Boafo, it was unbelievable that the NPP would today turn to complain about songs composed by their own favourite Daddy Lumba, whose latest hit Yentie Obiaa has also become a political bone of contention.
According to the NPP, the song, which was played at a forum attended by President Mahama when he recently visited Kumasi as part of a three-day Ashanti regional tour, was played ostensibly to spite the party.
Twum Boafo however disagreed, saying the President was not a disc jockey to have selected what song plays at places he visits.“We have challenges in this country for which reason we need to focus and resolve those challenges. The noise making and the theatrics are too much, too much, too much.”
He also cautioned members of the National Democratic Congress to arise and defend their record vigorously as though their very lives depended on it because the NPP mean business. He also called on President Mahama to be wary of so-called ‘senior journalist’ friends who would castigate him publicly and turn round to profess love for him.
“Let’s get serious because some people have decided to declare a republic of Kumasi because they did it to President Nkrumah.”