Former President John Dramani Mahama has said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has destroyed the buoyant economy he inherited from his administration.
According to him, all sectors of the Ghanaian economy are struggling under the current administration, yet the government has demonstrated little commitment to dealing with those challenges.
In a Facebook post calling on Ghanaians to join the ‘Kum yɛn prɛko’ demonstration today, Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Mahama said, “Our country is on the downward trend with an unbearable increase in the cost of living; the citizenry doesn’t feel safe and yet the government continues to oppress and intimidate the people including journalists.
“This state of affairs is a threat to our democracy, especially as the moral society remains unconcerned and surprisingly silent on the developments in our country, Ghana.
“I welcome, endorse and I encourage all to step out tomorrow and join the #Kumy3npr3ko demonstration organised by the Coalition for Social Justice.
“There is a lot of pent-up anger among Ghanaians and it’s beginning to manifest even among the security services. This manifestation gives all the allied groups participating in it, the opportunity to vent.
“It is in our country’s interest that we speak out and demonstrate our disapproval of the Akufo-Addo style of leadership, which has visited unprecedented hardships on Ghanaians.
“Join the #Kumy3npr3ko demonstration tomorrow and show your anger against hardships, insecurity and oppression.”