The Minority in parliament has described as “abysmal failure” the first 100 days of president Akufo-Addo.
The minority said this Tuesday April 17, 2017 at a press conference in reaction to the claims by vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that even though the Akufo-Addo government never made promises for 100 days, it has recorded significant successes.
Speaking Monday April 17, 2017 at a Joy FM town hall meeting to mark the president’s first 100 days in office, Dr. Bawumia touted the president’s achievements, stating that “we did not make any promises for 100 days. We made promises for what we wanted to deliver to Ghana during our term in office.
“Notwithstanding that however, the government under the leadership of what I can say…our workaholic president…we can point to some significant achievements in these last 1oo days. Specifically, I’m going to mention 103 achievements of this government in these last 100 days.”
In his reaction however, deputy minority leader James Klutse Avedzi painted a gloomy picture of the country after 100 days of what he says is state sponsored thuggery and terrorism.
“Ghana today under the AKufo-Addo government is witnessing state sponsored thuggery and terrorism and we the citizens have watched on helpless as our compatriots have been subjected to brutal assaults, harassment and intimidation,” he bemoaned.
“This state of affairs have come to define the first 100 days of this government and there appears to be no end in insight,” he added.
Delivering the minority’s scathing review of the president’s first 100 days in office, Mr. Avedzi said Ghanaians must not underestimate the damage the activities of the vigilante groups affiliated to the government is having on the image of the country.
“Nothing can be more embarrassing to the country of Kofi Annan who made [Ghanaians and…Africans] extremely proud as Secretary General of the United Nation (UN). Today, this is how president Akufo-Addo’s government rewards Kofi Annan,” he said in reference to the condemnation of the activities of the of the aforementioned vigilante groups by the UN.
Sadly, he said, “this spate of thuggery and outright lawlessness will most definitely have a negative impact on attracting foreign investors into the country which will adversely affect the country’s economy.
“In area of security therefore the Akufo-Addo Bawumia government have been an abysmal failure and they need to do more in the coming days to earn the confidence of Ghanaians. They need to do more to set the heart and minds of Ghanaians at peace. They should desist from choosing political expedience over reason and stop turning a blind eye as their thugs unleash more attacks on Ghanaians,” he noted.