His Excellency the former president of the republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has criticized H.E Nana Addo Danqwa Akufo-Addo with respect to the kind of people he has appointed to assist him administer the country.

John Mahama pointed out the advice the then presidential aspirant, Nana Addo gave to his appointees about how if they wanted to enrich themselves, they should join the private sector.

The former president, Mahama bemoans the total deviation of president Akuffo Addo’s appointees and how it subjects the various sector ministry into public ridicule .

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John Mahama shared his thoughts while addressing the graduating class of 2023 at the academic city university college.

“Some of you who will find yourself in politics, I wish to sound a note of caution, as President Akufo-Addo said if your goal into office is to enrich yourself, then don’t come, go to the private sector.

“Very profound words were spoken by the President, more than 6 and a half years ago. With what is happening today, I’m sure the President himself does not remember he spoke these very wise words.”

Mr. Mahama shared some advise with the graduating students,

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“The day of accountability will always come, and with the increased awareness, that Ghanaians have. Ghanaians are demanding to be citizens and not spectators, as the President exalted them to be. Leadership is full of challenges and you cannot escape these challenges.”

“You need to eschew the unhealthy temptation of using leadership positions to promote personal or sectional partisan interests to the disadvantage of the organisation or the nation you have been chosen to serve. You should also not use your leadership roles to victimise and settle personal scores but must unite and develop our country.

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“Don’t join these self-centred models of leadership, but I encourage you to promote competent-based staff engagement wherever you find yourself”.


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