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11.08.2021 Feature Article

Nana Akufo Addo, why I think you are a caring president only by words but not by action

The Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo
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The Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo, I have said it before that God knows that I don’t hate you as a person because one can’t dwell on hate, as a Christian or Muslim, hoping your prayers will be accepted if you hate someone. It doesn’t work that way.

However, some things I don’t like about you is you may perfectly know that there are certain issues not going well in the country and as a leader, your expertise is needed to solve those problems but you will either ignore or pretend you don’t know what is going on.

Once you were inspired to be a president, it means you are to lead people. This is where you need to remember always that you have responsibilities without ignoring them.

Since you can’t do everything alone, you have ministers, just as Jesus called out his Disciples to assist him.

I can clearly see your efforts and struggling to make Ghana a better country but unfortunately, Nana Akufo Addo, you have ignored certain crucial factors that would have to facilitate the rapid recovery of the economy and at the same time, to give employment to the youth.

If I am to sit face to face with you, I wouldn’t bother to ask you five or ten questions. What I will be interested to ask you is: If you do really care about Ghanaians, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and those in the Diaspora that want to change the economical landscape of Ghana, yet, your government has denied them those chances.

On March 23, 2021, while speaking at the 11th Quadrennial Congress of the Trades Union Congress, Nana Akufo Addo, you appealed to Ghanaians-workers, over the new taxes, including that of COVID-19, to cooperate with the new measures to reduce the pandemic’s impact on lives and livelihoods.

As a president, Nana Akufo Addo, you strongly believe that introducing multiple taxes will benefit Ghana, without taking into consideration of its impact on the common Ghanaians.

However, why have you failed to see that Ghana can’t only be successful as a country by depending on exports alone but also what comes into the country by importers and investors?

If you really do think of the roles business people, including investors and entrepreneurs, play in helping to build Ghana’s ailing economy, you would have fought the corruption at the ports, institutionalized, to look like custom duties.

If as a president, Nana Akufo Addo, you claim to care about Ghanaians or the country, why do you prevent investors by introducing over 100% taxation as custom duties on goods coming into the country?

How can someone who intended to set a business in Ghana, purchases a small van at 4,000 Euros and pay 250,000 Ghc as customs duty? Is that logical and does that convince you and me that you care? Nana Addo, this is not right.

It may probably be that you are too busy to see or follow what is going on in the country, however, if you don’t know, then Nana Akufo Addo, I am informing you about the massive corruption unfolding at Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority.

I think it’s better the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, Michael Luguje, has to resign.

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