Former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen was not bold enough to tell President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the government has failed, a private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu has said.
To that end, Mr Kpebu said Mr Kyerematen is unfit to to lead the country as President.
“Alan’s policies are dead on arrival. Alan should have been bold to say this government has failed and he will do better,” he said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday January 14.
Former Minister of Health under the Mahama administration, Alex Segbefia also asked Mr Kyerematen should be bold and state that the Akufo-Addo administration has failed.
He said Mr Kyerematen, who stepped down from the government, should have resigned long ago because of the failure of the government.
Mr Kyerematen after his resignation stated in an address to the nation that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has created a strong foundation for development.
Although he believes there are things that could have been done differently, he said the foundation laid will help in reviving the economy.
He said “My vision is to build a superstructure on this foundation that will bring prosperity to our nation, he said in a nationwide broadcast to officially declare his intention to contest the presidential primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He further explained that the pre-COVID-19 performance of Ghana ‘s economy, the flagship programmes including the Free SHS, the One District One Factory (1D1F) Initiative, the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, the Agenda 111 project and the COVID-19 Response initiatives, are all testimonies of the “strong leadership that the President has provided over the last six years.”
“In spite of all of the above however, it is an undeniable fact that the combined effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war has stampeded our country into a crisis of unprecedent proportions, with its negative impacts on the economy, on businesses, and on our social lives,” he added.
Contributing to a discussion on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday January 14, Mr Alex Segbefia said “It was over for him the moment he praised Nana Addo.
“Where we are you cannot praise Nana Addo. He should have left earlier. For you to praise Nana Addo, he lost it. Do the campaign, speak truth to us that this government has failed.”