General Secretary of the main opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP) has questioned why President John Dramani Mahama will “abandon his people especially when fuel prices are skyrocketing, dollar to the cedi rate is high” and so on.
Sir John was commenting on President Mahama’s holiday to Dubai with his family for Christmas.
A statement issued from the Presidency indicated that "the President and his family left Accra Monday (23rd December 2013) morning to the United Arab Emirates for the Christmas holiday”.
But speaking in an interview on Radio XYZ, Sir John said: “When market women are crying that their wares are not being bought, there’s no money in the system, the dollar to the cedi rate is so, so high… prices have rocketed, indeed when teachers… some have not received their salaries, doctors are crying, nurses are crying, workers of all walks of life are crying, then you have a president as insensitive as he is, who leaves us, goes out there to enjoy himself while the rest of us suffer. That is my worry.”
He has opined that the President’s decision to even travel out of the country for holidays; in the first place is a sign cruelty.
“… caring is the word, he doesn’t get it, the president has no care for us, he doesn’t even think about whether or not people have eaten, whether or not those in the streets have eaten, and that is the worry…a president should care, a president should exude hope for us when people are hopeless… This is not the kind of president we have in this country and that is why I am worried for him to have gone. I don’t know who advises him to go but those who did and himself taking that decision have not helped the president.”
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