Former Gender Minister and staunch member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba has joined scores of Ghanaians criticizing the government over the current state of the economy.
Madam Afisa speaking in an interview on GTV’s breakfast show called on the ruling NPP government to sit up and do the right thing because Ghanaians entrusted their lives and future in their hands during the 2020 general election.
Her comment comes after some caterers in the Ashanti Region expressed displeasure about the delay in payment of their arrears.
“I am very angry with my government. That issues like this, in terms of the caterers, prompt action is not being taken,” she said.
“When 1 million people give their votes to you, you must do the right thing by them. This is not about politics, this is about the development of the people, with the people. Giving them the necessary information. Where you cannot meet them, talk to them. They are human beings; they will understand because the NPP is a listening government. These are serious times and we need serious decisions to be taken.
“Food prices are like that all over the world, it’s not only Ghana but why are you a leader? You are a leader to solve the problems,” she added.
“I have nothing to be peeved about, I have so much joy about my party and I’m very proud of them. Akyia, emmu y3! But we must be serious and understand that it is a privilege to be in this position, you will never get it again. Out of the 30 million Ghanaians, you have been given the single privilege to take Ghana to the next level.
“Let’s die trying, let’s put in the structures, the fight that we fought during the campaign, let’s reignite it, and open fire, then the people of Ghana will understand that, we are serious about their development and we will win back their trust. Take the apathy out. Yes, there are issues but which life hasn’t got issues? It is our time to get it right and we must die getting it right and that is why I am so angry and I want all the ministers and appointees and everybody that believes in Ghana to get angry enough. And the government should not take it as somebody is shaming them oh, criticism is good to prepare you to get it right.
“The people of Ghana are waiting for us to do the right thing and by God if we are alive today, let’s do everything we can. All the challenges, are opportunities for us to think outside the box and get it right. Ghana deserves it, you and I deserve it,” she added.
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