General News of Wednesday, 19 September 2018
The Head of the Medical Laboratory department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), an avowed member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Otchere Addai Mensah has said many Ghanaians including himself are “very disappointed” in President Akufo-Addo.
“People didn’t expect these things to happen”, MyNewsGH.com confirmed him as saying.
He, therefore, admonished the Akufo-Addo led the government to particularly manage the expectations of Ghanaians on his administration as people are not happy at all.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Angel FM with Kwame Tanko (KT) on the seeming rising cost of living in the country, the KNUST lecturer who last year declined an appointment from President Akufo-Addo to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Standards Authority intimated that, he is not happy with the output of the government especially when fuel and economic issues come up.
‘Kwame, this is not the expectation of Ghanaians, people are not happy, I am not happy. I am disappointed and I’m saying it as it is. Our expectations are from the kind of things we were told before the elections.” He said with passion.
“It will not augur well for the government if things continue like this. They need to fix the fuel price. They need to find ways to manage our expectations’. He said.
He warned the party to treat dissent as a critical part of loyalty as that is frankness is what the government needs now, not sycophancy, insisting that things are hard for Ghanaians and the President must be told this truth.
“… If we don’t accept dissent as a critical part of loyalty, leadership will always hear what they want to hear because of people fear of losing their jobs or where they get their bread and butter from. But the reality will come to bare when the day of reckoning dawns.” He said in the audio MyNewsGH.com has.
“I always say this, they will play the Titanic when they are crying at the beauty of the opera while the ship is sinking”. He stated.