A former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Josiah Ayeh has described some government appointees who according to him are responsible for Ghana’s current economic woes as “thieves.”
Dr. Ayeh who is now a leading member of breakaway party, National Democratic Party (NDP), criticized government for denying Ghanaians their political and economic rights by excluding certain individuals from sharing in the distribution of the nation’s resources.
Speaking at NDP’s regional delegate’s congress held in Kumasi last Saturday, Dr. Ayeh indicated that Ghana is currently in a state of “real leaderlessness.Yes indeed, we are leaderless, we are without a manager.”
He questioned the circumstances under which Ghana ended up in such a situation saying, “even law professors are scratching their heads as to how this can come about because we believe that Ghanaians deserve the best.”
According to him, Ghana is capable of doing better because the country is an oil producing economy but the lack of in-flow of oil revenue is baffling.
He insisted that some persons in the current NDC government “are a gang of thieves. They go stealing and burgling in the night and because you and I are not part of the gang that stole, you will never see any sign of the booty because if you saw the booty, you will let them out so they keep the booty to themselves.”
Meanwhile, the founder of the party, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has also charged Ghanaians to hold political leaders accountable.
According to the former First Lady, citizens should not accept government explanations which are clearly contrary to the realities on the ground.
She said: “Just so that we will deepen our democracy, we should speak out if things are not going right. Why should we leave everything for a few people?”
Mrs. Rawlings observed that it is about time Ghanaians speak up, to safeguard the future of the country.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana