Mahama’s Government Is Not Serious …Says Ayisi Boateng
A leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the government of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by President John Dramani Mahama, is not sensitive to the plights of the ordinary Ghanaian.
Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng said failure by the government to devise plans to cushion Ghanaians before the recent increment in utility tariffs and fuel prices was enough demonstration of the its insensitivity.
According to the NPP founding member, any serious government would have devised alternative plans to mitigate the economic shocks before implementing these cut-throat decisions, and not wait until the people had been stretched to their limits.
He noted that he did not believe Ghanaians would ever forgive the government for bringing such untold hardships on them, stressing that the already deplorable situation of the ordinary citizen had been aggravated by a government that claims to represent the interest of the people.
‘How can you implement such wicked policies and not consider the implications if you are a government that claims to care for the people?’ Mr. Ayisi-Boateng queried.
The Mahama-led administration has come under flak, following recent astronomical increases in water and electricity tariffs, with many civil society organisations calling for a reversal of the decision.
The government, however, announced last week it was devising measures to cushion the people from the shock, in connection with the recent increases in utility tariffs.
But, many are not enthused by the announcement, particularly, coming weeks after the increments had taken effect.
Mr. Ayisi-Boateng noted in an interview with The Chronicle that the government ought to have rolled out the intervention programmes in an anticipation of the increases.
The NPP founding member has, meanwhile, called on National Security to invite the popular Radio broadcaster, Abeiku Santana, for questioning, for suggesting that there would be a social revolution in the country soon.
In an interview with Montie FM in Accra, the radio celebrity, who appears to have fallen out of favour with his once close pal, President Mahama, went into tantrums and accused the government of having lost focus.
He further suggested that the military was peeved about the happenings in the country, warning the country was sitting on time-bomb waiting to explode.
However, Mr. Ayisi-Boateng observed that it was possible the broadcaster may know something more than what he was saying, and must, therefore, be interrogated by the security agencies.
‘I think the revelations are damning; Abeiku Santana should be invited for questioning, because these are serious allegations, and more particularly, with the involvement of the military,’ he charged.
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