General News of Thursday, 24 October 2013
Central Regional Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwamena Duncan has described President John Dramani Mahama’s National Security Advisor as a ‘security threat’.
Speaking at the commissioning of a nine-unit classroom block he has built for O’reilly Senior High School in Accra Saturday, the National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo Mensah (rtd), said the many strikes on the labour front showed high levels of indiscipline in the country.
According to him, persons who cannot sacrifice for the development of the country should “take your passports and get out of this country, and don’t destroy the country for us. If you can’t sacrifice like what some of us have done, then get out. If the Kitchen is too hot for you, get out.”
As the National Security Advisor, Kwamena Duncan feels his comments could have easily dragged the country into chaos instead of uniting; hence he is a security threat.
Contributing to panel discussions on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’, the NPP stalwart said the former military officer should have been more tactful in his utterances considering the mood of those agitating.
“He himself is a security threat because he should have sized up the mood of the country before he spoke. He should have also studied the mood of those agitating because as it is written in proverbs, a soft answer turns away wrath but a grievous response, invokes anger. As the national security advisor, his actions should be tactful and full of diplomacy; to secure and know how to deal with people; to make sure you bring everybody on board and so if you lack all these qualities, I wonder…”
Touching on the crusade by some including his own party members for President Mahama to dismiss his National Security Advisor, the NPP NEC member virtually scoffed at the calls saying the president was incapable of dismissing his advisor because he is not any better as far as competence was concerned.
To him, the government is a “club of incompetent people” stressing that even when he (President Mahama) was offered the chance to address the gathering, he rather berated Ghanaians, accusing them of whining excessively.