General News of Thursday, 30 January 2014
Source: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/Ultimate Radio
The Methodist Bishop of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu, has in an unusual fashion criticized the Mahama administration, tagging the President as too dull on the job.
The Reverend obviously angered and frustrated by the current economic hardship in the country, asked members of the clergy to stop fasting and praying for the nation, and rather speak against the ills of the government.
According to him, enough prayers have been said for the country, yet nothing positive seems to be happening.
Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu, who was speaking at a crusade organized by the Methodist Church at Obuasi Black Park in the Ashanti Region, admonished his fellow men of the clergy to start taking the government and its officials on, in demanding stewardship of their offices.
“It is about time we the men of God took the President and his Ministers on face-to-face. We have prayed and fasted, prophesied and done everything spiritually possible to no avail, and it’s time to now question the president and his ministers,” Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu charged.
Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu wondered why in his estimation, the President seems so unconcerned about the plight of the people. He described the posturing of government as akin to a paralyzed body incapable of taking hold of its affairs. In his own words, he described the President and the government as acting as if they had suffered from 'stroke'.
“The President is not just slow. He is slow. It’s as if he and the government are suffering from stroke. He seems so unconcerned about our sufferings. Times are so hard and life is simply unbearable. He must wake up to realities and stop sleeping on the job,” he added.
Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu chided the President for turning a blind eye to the spiraling increase in fuel prices, water and electricity tariffs and the problems confronting the NHIS capitation programme being piloted in the Ashanti Region. He warned that they will soon demonstrate against the programme since government had remained silent on their complaints.
He says the President has chosen to rather listen to his cronies who voted for him to the detriment of the nation at large.