General News of Sunday, 16 September 2018
Renowned Ghanaian scholar, who works with the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Dr Ivy Ntiamoah, has reaffirmed that former President John Mahama has built a vision for the nation and should be given another opportunity to transform the country fully.
“John Mahama built a vision of a unified Ghana, the kind of investments he made was strategic and good for the country’s economic takeoff and people may disagree with that, but I think that is what Ghana needs at this point in time.
“John Mahama as President between 2012 and 2016 offered the Ghanaians a new Ghana, they need to give him a second opportunity to accomplish his dream and to fully, transform the country.
“He is able, capable and innovative enough to look at Ghana afresh and I for one am optimistic that with his leadership, Ghana will be that Ghana which he promised,” Dr Ivy Ntiamoah said in the first detailed interview since her appointment by the world body.
Dr Ivy Ntiamoah, who worked at the Office the President under President Agyekum Kufuor as a special adviser to the President on Governance and Social Affairs, stressing that “I will never forget the way Mr Mahama found solutions to the numerous challenges he inherited including the energy crisis.
“The man’s vision is what Ghana and most African countries need, such a vision needs everybody to rally around the direction, we as a country or the citizens of Ghana need to get back that pride that we should have that we are Ghanaians.
“We are Ghanaians first, before belonging to various political parties, we have a country we belong to which we should be proud of and we seem to be losing that somewhere,” Dr. Ntiamoah lamented.
When asked, what she would choose if former President Mahama requests her to join his administration if elected as President in 2020, Dr. Ntiamoah posited “such a thing ought to be free from political baggage because too often, you have a good idea that is squelched because of political sociological things.
“It just cannot be done or it is too difficult to be done or it is too risky to be done, we have suffered unduly from outmoded political concept and phenomenon, it is time we move away from it to enable the system to take advantage of human resources developed by the state and from state resources.