The President of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference Most Rev. Philip Naameh, wants the government to resource State Institutions to enable them to play their roles effectively.
He says in an election year like this, it will be best if they are equipped well so they play a role to ensure a free and fair elections.
He said this when the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference met with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday, August 4 2020.
“The role of every state institution is very critical and in this year of elections and also in the context of COVID-19. For instance the role of security agencies in maintaining peace and security, the role of the judiciary delivering prompt and fair justice, the urgent need to enhance civic education to enable appropriate behaviourb and conduct in elections and COVID-19 protocols and the offoce of the Auditor General in the fight against corruption and these institutions need to be given resources to perform these functions”.
President Akufo-Addo at that same meeting slammed former President John Mahama for his description of the Agyapa deal as an ‘Akyem Sakawa’ project.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) shared a post by Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo which called Akyems ‘mafia’ and accused President Akufo-Addo and his kith of forming a families-and-friends cartel to capture the mineral resources of the state via the deal.
“The comments made by my opponent (John Mahama) ‘Ayem Sakawa’ people I have not heard any public figure in this country comment on it. it is completely unacceptable. If I wake up to make such a comment about Northerners or Gonjas you can imagine the uproar that will be in the country. A former President of Ghana you can call a group of Ghanaians ‘Sakawa’ people and it involves the group of a sitting President”
President Akufo-Addo called on identified groups and Ghanaians to condemn the comments.
He also questioned why Civil Society groups have not condemned the statement and urge the public to discuss the issue devoid of insults.