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All Ghanaians desire is a leader who will speak to them as human beings, not animals – Kofi Asare

Kofi Asare, Executive Director of the Africa Education WatchKofi Asare, Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch
30.03.2024 LISTEN

Kofi Asare, Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch has weighed in on the seeming lack of respect exhibited by some Ghanaian leaders towards the citizens.

The education advocate asserted that one of the most desirous of Ghanaians is to see their leaders address them with respect as human beings and not disrespect them as if they are animals.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, March 30, Mr. Asare stressed that it seems no leader will come and not misuse the country’s resources but in doing so, they need to respect the citizens.

“Sometimes, all the people desire is a leader who speaks to them as human beings, not animals. As for the money, we know say everybody go chop, but show us some respect!” read his post.

While his comment lacks context, it comes amidst Ghanaians’ frustration regarding the persistent power outages and the lack of explanation from the relevant authorities.

Citizens have been calling for a load-shedding timetable to help them plan their activities amid the frequent blackout but all to no avail.

In an interview with Accra-based JoyNews, Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, known affectionately as Napo said the calls for a load-shedding timetable amount to wishing evil for the country because there is no load-shedding.

According to him, the people calling for a timetable should bring it themselves—a comment many deem disrespectful and a blatant disregard to the plight of Ghanaians.

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