Mahama describes Akufo-Addo’s government as irresponsible

Mahama describes Akufo-Addo’s government as irresponsible

- Former president John Mahama has stated that President Akufo-Addo's government is acting in an irresponsible manner

- According to him, it is improper for the government to continue blaming a past administration after more than two years in office

Former president John Dramani Mahama has claimed the Akufo-Addo-led government is acting in an irresponsible manner.

According to him, it has a penchant for blaming the previous administration for all of its current challenges.

That, Mahama explained, is akin to “abdicating the responsibility of running the country.”

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Per a report by, Mr. Mahama added that it is normal to blame a previous government during the first year of office.

If after the third year the government still blames the previous administration, he went on, then the people of Ghana would decide who rules the country after the 2020 elections.

In his opinion, it becomes necessary for such a government to prepare its handing over notes, because it is unable to assume responsibility.

Mahama disclosed that he assumed responsibility for the energy crisis that started during the tenure of former president Kufuor.

“When I came into office, there was an energy crisis. It was not my fault that there was an energy crisis. It was a legacy problem.

I went to Parliament and said this is the crisis we have; I am the Commander in Chief and I accepted the responsibility,” he explained.

Mahama’s comments follow accusations by the government with regard to the importation of arms into Ghana.

The government said it could confirm that the Mahama administration issued a permit for the importation of the arms before leaving office in January 2017.

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