The recent utterance by President Akufo-Addo that he will not reshuffle any of his ministers has led the outspoken analyst to a broader look into Ghana’s political landscape over the years in choosing who run the affairs of the country specifically.
Mr Kyei Innocent during a discussion on the Active Morning Show said some people do not deserve to be given leadership roles in the country but due to individual clout at a certain level you eventually find such people given the mandate instead a strategic thinker who has the country at heart.
In response to the president shooting down the idea of a reshuffle of his Ministers, he stated that President Akufo-Addo is tasked with running the affairs of this country and has the human resources at his disposal to be able to choose the best for his administration but he has chosen not to. He noted that persons like AKufo-Addo have failed and are roadblocks to the success of the ordinary Ghanaian adding that “Evidence points to the fact that these individuals have not only failed but are deteriorating the future of the country”.
Mr Kyei Innocent noted that the shambolic performance of the ministers he[president] has so much confidence in has attracted complaints from several quarters like astute heads of organizations, civil society groups, the labour front and some members of the president’s political party yet the President does not seem convinced to carry out a reshuffling.
For Ivan Kyei Innocent, even the wording and tone of the president’s response to the idea smacks of disrespect to the citizenry.
“Your citizens are calling on you that there is the need to respect the authority vested in you and acknowledge that they have been a monumental failure,” Ivan Kyei Innocent.
Slamming the President further for his response to the reshuffling question, he said, “He could have answered the question in a better way….if you subject the president’s statement to intellectual scrutiny you would realize his response was very not presidential”.
According to him, taking the current dire situation Ghana has been surrounded with into consideration, we are sitting on a powder keg waiting to explode, making reference to what led to agitations in other countries and cautioned the government to be wary.
The maverick social commentator reminded the government of why it is seeking external support from the International Monetary Fund which he said should be a clarion call to the government to up its game and quit playing infantile politics with every situation the country is confronted with.
Ivan kyei Innocent then questioned the government’s commitment to addressing the economic situation the country is faced with as the country while expressing his fears that Ghana is dealing with a president who has lost touch with reality.
For him, it was the biggest mistake Ghanaians made by entrusting Akufo-Addo at the helm of affairs and he is now repaying that trust by destroying the very future of the country.