Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, believes President Akufo-Addo’s State of The Nation Address was not detailed and lacked content.
The President on Thursday addressed Parliament on the current state of the country, touching on a number of issues.
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He spoke about security, vigilantism, gender, economy, investment and creating jobs for the numerous unemployed youth in the country, among others.
Despite promising to boost the Ghana Police Service with GHc800 million, Amissah-Arthur believes majority of the President’s talk lacked content.
According to him, Nana Addo failed to spell out clear plans of how he was going to empower the security services to deal with chaotic situations in the country.
“He speaks very well but there was very little content. The worry of most people is insecurity. I thought he was going to empower law enforcement agencies to deal with political party youth who are creating fear and uncertainty but he did not,” the former Vice President asserted.
Meanwhile, both the Minority and Majority in Parliament have aired divergent views on the President’s address.
Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, described the address as ‘State of Promises’, insisting there was nothing new as compared to the promises made last year.
According to him, the President addressed the nation as if he was still campaigning to be elected into power.
The Minority’s views were, however, countered the Majority, with Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu, accusing them of being reluctant to admit the achievements of the ruling party.
“It is typical that in opposition you have to rubbish everything that is right under your nose. Even he [Muntaka Mubarak] would have to admit that the improvements in the indices as indicated by the President are remarkable. You will marvel at it and so I am not surprised that he is saying he heard nothing,” she said.
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