The former President, John Dramani Mahama has responded to the ruling New Patriotic Party government’s empty slogans and publicity stunts to get the attention of the public.
Speaking at the NDC Professionals Forum on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Cedi Conference Centre of the University of Ghana, Mr Mahama advised government to have a stakeholder meeting to address the economic challenges of the country holistically and permanently.
According to the former president, the solution to the economic problems should be a well crafted and rolled out vision that transforms society in meaningful ways with clearly benefit to all.
“Governance is not about empty sloganeering and PR stunts. It should be about methodical steps that are well-conceived and thought through to address our problems holistically and permanently. It should be about crafting and rolling out a vision that transforms society in meaningful ways with clearly benefit all our people.
“The problems facing our country and the solutions to them cannot be reduced to a handful of fancy slogans and poorly conceived and implemented half-measures aimed at obtaining short-lived political gratification only to have them inflict deeper socio-economic wounds on our country and leave more problems than they resolve.” He said
Mr Mahama admonished government to find common ground to think through national problems. He noted that it is a demonstration of maturity and statesmanship, oozing out of a shared desire to see the nation progress irrespective of the colour of those who govern at a particular point in time.
“The seemingly intractable problems we face and the vicious cycle they continue to perpetuate, should compel us to create room for more consultation and deliberation among competing political forces and ideologies as we demonstrated when we convened the Senchi economic forum leading to the formulation of Senchi Consensus.” He added