Former Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, has opined that President Nana Akufo-Addo “needs people like him” to succeed.
Speaking on TV3’s Hot Issues programme, the former National Security Advisor to late President John Mills said he wants to help the sitting president but he will not be allowed.
According to retired soldier, he wishes he could freely approach Ministers in the new Akufo-Addo government to sell his ideas about how to develop Ghana, in line with the president's urge to Ghanaians to be "citizens and not spectators", but the "gates" of officialdom are shut to people like him, who do not belong the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), thus, stifling his patriotic efforts.
"I can do it …; It can be done, but we haven't got the willpower to do it," the former National Security Advisor stated.
He added that: ”I want to approach many ministers today, I've got ideas about agriculture, ideas about security, ideas about many issues, but to get the minister to talk to you, it's difficult.”