- Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has blamed former president Jerry John Rawlings for the over-dependent attitude of Ghanaians
- He said upon assumption of office Rawlings targeted successful Ghanaian business and either killed the owners or forced them into exile
- He insisted that the transfer of ownership of companies to workers made Ghanaians overly reliant on the government and instilled in them a culture of laziness
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Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has pointed accusing fingers at former president Jerry John Rawlings for the over-dependent attitude of Ghanaians.
According to him, the Rawlings administration, upon assumption of office, targeted successful Ghanaian business and either killed the owners or forced them into exile.
He claimed that Rawlings and his army took these businesses from their original owners and handed them over to workers who knew nothing about running those businesses.
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“I will be blunt, this perception about sikaduro used to exist but the person who worsened it is ex-President Rawlings. He made people lazy and over-dependent on government.
When he came, he killed and collapsed successful Ghanaian businesses. He either killed the owners or let them run away and allowed the workers to run the business."
He insisted that the transfer of ownership of companies to workers made Ghanaians overly reliant on the government and instilled in them a culture of laziness.
“Rawlings created the impression that the owners of the businesses were cheating their workers. He indoctrinated Ghanaians to the extent that everything was the government so you see today that most of our people have become beggars and they are always depending on government for everything. That’s the remote cause of what we are experiencing today," the firebrand MP added.
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In other news, Reverend Professor Dr Paul Frimpong Manso has cleared the air on rumors going around that the clergy wanted the president to lift the ban on public gatherings.
According to him, the clergy never called for the president to lift the ban on social gatherings.
Rev Frimpong Manso stated in an interview with GTV's Abdul Hayi Moomen immediately after the president presented his address on May 10, 2020.
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