July 30, 2013

Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah  Akandoh has accused 2012 Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo of being behind the recent demonstration by Ghanaians abroad over worsening economic hardships.

According to him, Nana Addo as a statesman should refrain from acts that have the potential of tarnishing the image of Ghana in the eyes of the international community.

Ghanaians in the United States of America (USA) last Wednesday held placards near the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC to express anger at “the policies of the Mahama administration in Ghana that has resulted in untold hardship among the people of Ghana.”

The demonstration under the auspices of Ghanaians Against Bad Governance (GABG) saw about 150 young men and young women congregate at the Embassy to drum home their protest.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Tuesday, Hon. Mintah Akandoh said he watched Nana Akufo Addo on TV while addressing Ghanaians abroad, urging them to pile pressure on the government as that is the only language the government understands.

He noted that the comments of Nana Addo, spurred the demonstrators on to hit the streets to express their displeasure about the current economic condition in the country.

“For someone who is fighting hard to become the President of Ghana one day, Nana Akufo Addo should have known better and not speak the way he did, we expect leaders to always preach peace and ensure order with their public utterances” he said.

Hon. Akandoh added that Nana Addo is someone who very respected and has a great of deal of appeal among Ghanaians and as such he must be mindful of his language in public discourse.