Sammy Awuku, aspiring National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, has backed indicting remarks made by a former General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the ruling party is made up of a bunch of “greedy thieves”.
The former NDC Chief Scribe, Dr. Josiah Aryeh argued that the government had hired “thieves” to hold offices in the current Mahama administration.
Speaking at the party’s regional delegates’ congress held in Kumasi over the weekend, Dr. Josiah Aryeh, who is now the National Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), opined that the situation has denied the nation of “good leaders” whose competence can help transform the fortunes of Ghana.
“I compare certain people [in government]…to a gang of thieves; they go stealing in the night” and “keep the booty to themselves…how come that when given the freedom of choice to out of our own volition we have been such a way that we end up in a situation and the condition of real (sic) leaderlessness; yes indeed we are leaderless,” he charged.
Also, speaking on Oman FM‘s National Agenda, Sammy Awuku concurred with the former NDC capo and stressed that government’s actions and inactions have left the country with no hope for the future.
He stated that the government has impoverished Ghanaians by increasing taxes and doubling the prices of petroleum products; something he believed has had a telling effect on the livelihood of Ghanaians.
He also bemoaned government’s inability to curb the corruptible economic situation in the country.
Alluding to the construction of the Bui dam which begun under the Kufour administration, Sammy Awuku claimed the ruling party’s General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, who once served as a member of the Board of Directors overseeing the work, made huge capital out of the project by supplying blocks for the construction of the Bui dam.
Though strong open dissent met his (Asiedu Nketia’s) personal involvement in the project because they argued he was exploiting the opportunity granted him by the government at that time, General Mosquito is now said to have been elevated from Board member to Chairman of the Board in charge of the project by President John Mahama.
Contributing to the station’s panel discussion programme, Sammy Awuku wondered the kind of influence that would be exerted by the NDC General Secretary now that he has been given a new position over the Bui dam.
Thus, the aspiring NPP National Youth Organiser stressed that he will not pour cold water on Dr Josiah Aryeh’s remarks, because to him, there may be an iota of truth in what he (Josiah) said regarding his former party and government.