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Politics of Friday, 28 June 2019


Mahama appointees were very disrespectful – Rt. Rev. Bosomtwi-Ayensu

Former President, John Dramani Mahama Former President, John Dramani Mahama

Some of the people Mr. John Mahama appointed when he was in office as Ghana’s president were so disrespectful to Ghanaians, Rt. Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwi-Ayensu, the Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has said.

Asked about the performance of the Mahama administration when he appeared on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Friday, 28 June 2019, Rt. Rev. Bosomtwi-Ayensu said: “I don’t have a problem with former President Mahama but I thought his appointees were very disrespectful to Ghanaians with their utterances.”

This, he said, “created a lot of disaffection for the NDC” in the lead-up to the 2016 elections.

He further told host Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) that it will be unfair to compare the two-and-a-half years of the Akufo-Addo administration to the 8-year administration of the Mills/Mahama governments.

According to him, although the Akufo-Addo administration has achieved a lot of successes within the past few years in office, comparing the performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to that of former President John Mahama will be unfair.

“The NPP is only two-and-a-half years in office after the 2016 elections but the NDC had eight years in office and, so, if you ask me to compare the NPP and the NDC at the moment that will be an unfair thing to do,” he told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Friday, 28 June 2019.

The Methodist Bishop said: “The NPP, over the past few years, has achieved a lot of successes in office. They have implemented some pro-poor programmes that are affecting the lives of ordinary Ghanaians.

“They have taken some drastic actions, including the recapitalisation or the clean-up of the banking sector, which is good and I think they will need eight years in office for us to be able to compare the NDC and the NPP on the same scale.”

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