20 Reasons Why Ghanaians are Lucky to have Akufo-Addo as President-Godwin Ako Gunn writes
Following the president's statement about the fact that Ghanaians were lucky to have him as president, many reactions have pointed out that his comment was in a bad taste.
A couple of days ago, President Akufo-Addo stated publicly that Ghanaians are lucky to have him as president. However, in a sharp response, Stephen Kwabena Attuh, in a social media response, provided 20 reasons why Ghanaians must indeed be lucky to have Akufo-Addo as President. The 20 reasons are listed as follows: 1. We should be lucky he is the first to have a proper family and friends government instituted. 2. We should be lucky he was the first President to start bathing in the skies in the most expensive ultra luxurious rented top-notch private jets. 3. We should be lucky he is the President who has superintended over the most corrupt government. 4. We should be lucky he has run the largest government ever in Africa. 5. We should be lucky he has borrowed the most in the history of the nation with nothing commensurate to show for such quantum leap in our loans so far. 6. We should be lucky he is the President who has allowed his brother to place his commission ahead of our need for loans for which reason Ghana goes to borrow not because the country needs it, but because his brother needs the commission from our borrowings 7. We should be lucky he is the President who blew up all the wonderful opportunities he had to turn things around including having over Ghc30 billion from the COVID-19 pandemic to keep this country in shape. 8. We should be lucky he is the President who collapsed banks and laid people off. 9. We should be lucky he is the President who superintended over the killing of 8 persons to make him President, a subject matter he never condemned and is not bothered to investigate. 10. We should be lucky that he is the President who took us to IMF even less than two weeks after his agents and assigns continued to assure us we were not going there. 11. We should be lucky that he is the President under whose tenure Ghana has become more divided along political lines. 12. We should be lucky that PDS, BOST, Agyapa, PPA scandals among others broke out and has refused to do anything meaningful under them except to cover up. 13. We should be lucky that he is the President at a time that we can’t even honour our statutory obligations. 14. We should be lucky that he is the President who chased the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu out of office because he was investigating his close officials. 15. We should be lucky that he is the President under whose term 500 excavators grew wings and flew away. 16. We should be lucky he is the President under whose term the Cedi is exchanging for Ghc10 to $1 after he openly criticised his predecessor as bad management, the exchange of $1 with Ghc2. 17. We should be lucky he is President at a time that a litre of fuel is selling at the price at which we used to buy a gallon in 2016 which he criticised as bad. 18. We should be lucky he is the President under whom Ghana’s currency is the next worst performing currency after Sri Lanka, a country without a President. 19. We should be lucky to have him as President at a time Ghana has been downgraded by all International Rating Agencies including the recent downgrade of certain banks in Ghana after spending Ghc25 billion to clean up the banking sector that needed Ghc9 million to resolve. 20. We should be lucky to have him as President when under his term, Ghana is rated as the second country with the highest risk of default in paying its debts. We must indeed be lucky to have Nana Addo as President of Ghana at this time, he concluded. Many Ghanaians, aside the source of this response, have reacted separately to the comments by the President with some describing his comment as disrespectful to the Ghanaian people who are currently facing harsh economic conditions due to failed economic policies so far.