- Actor Prince David Osei says things are tough in Ghana
- That notwithstanding, he urged for calm and trust in the Akufo-Addo administration
- The award-winning actor campaigned for the president in 2020
After months of self-denials, celebrated award-winning actor, Prince David Osei has finally acknowledged that things are hard in Ghana.
The actor’s sudden change of tune comes after his criticism of the #FixTheCountry campaigners for demanding the fixing of every facet of the Ghanaian economy.
The actor who campaigned for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Akufo-Addo during the 2020 general elections argued that the country could only be fixed when Ghanaians change their attitude and mindset.
Through the social media hashtag, “Fix the country”, some Ghanaians had been venting their anger and frustration over what they say is the failure of successive administrations to improve the citizenry’s lives.
Commenting on the country’s current state under President Akufo-Addo, the actor said he knew times are tough everywhere, “but things will get better”, urging Ghanaians to keep believing.
Corridors of power admit to the toughness of things
In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, says he missed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power.
According to him, those were the times “when every year petrol prices went up by a quarter. When electricity and water prices also did their best to compete - on top of school fees.”
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Otchere Darko said the NDC knew how to fix prices.
That notwithstanding, he admitted that things are tough in the country, but they will get better.
“Things are tough, here, there, everywhere around the globe. But they will get better. Keep faith. Don’t tempt fate!” he stated.
Building consensus to fix Ghana’s challenges
Meanwhile, former President John Dramani Mahama called for broad consensus-building to find solutions to the country’s challenges.
In a statement to commemorate the June 4 Uprising, Mahama said Ghana is a country with exceptional human talent underutilised.
“Time is ticking fast, and yet we can make things right if we work as one nation with a common destiny,” the presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 general elections said.
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