Mahama’s UN address uninspiring – Kabila assessed
A member of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh also known as Kabila has described as ‘uninspiring’ President John Mahama’s address at the 68th UN General Assembly held in New York.
In his observation, the President, in the face of terrorist attacks in Africa, had the best opportunity to forcefully state Ghana’s position on terrorism but rather chose to lament over the country’s domestic problems at the world stage.
Kabila made this remark on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday.
President Mahama in a 15-minutes address at the UN General Assembly Thursday called for economic partnerships that can help transform African economies into self-sustaining entities.
He also rallied fellow world leaders against terrorism because “the world cannot succumb to blackmail terrorists”.
In his quest to address the unemployment situation in the country, President Mahama disclosed the creation of the Youth Jobs and Enterprise Development Fund to provide young people with entrepreneurial skills and funds to establish businesses.
But Kabila maintains that the President’s entire speech was “mediocre” and lacked a global perspective.
According to him, comparing speeches made by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah to that of President Mahama, one can presume that something is fundamentally wrong.
He blamed the Presidents’ speech writers for not being up to the task because “John Mahama expresses himself far better when speaking extempore but when it comes to speeches, he is very bad”.
Conceding that the issue of unemployment is of great importance, Kabila believes he [Mahama] chose the wrong platform to make his plans known.
“Of what importance is the issue of unemployment in Ghana to world leaders at the UN General Assembly? The President should have reserved the domestic issues and spoken more about pressing issues like terrorism” he stressed.
Kabila said of all the speeches delivered by Ghana’s presidents at the UN General Assembly, President Mahama’s is the “most uninspiring”.
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