Life is hard ‘but suicide is never the answer’ – former President Mahama

Kofi Kakra hangs on the high tension pole

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said even in the darkest moments there is always light and thus taking one’s life should not be an option. The former president was reacting to the death of a young man identified as Kakra who killed himself by electrocution.

Kofi Kakra, 24, died of electrocution after he climbed a high-tension pole in Kasoa. Kakra who sources say was a bus conductor was said to have complained of general difficulties in life thus opting to end it all by climbing the pole.

Mr Mahama who was away from the country when the incident happened last week took to his Facebook wall to encourage Ghanaians to “keep hope alive” despite the hardships.

“I returned from a trip to hear the sad news of Kakra who killed himself by electrocution,” he posted.

“The current levels of hardship in Ghana is dire and probably the worst we have ever experienced in the last three decades, but suicide is never the answer,” he continued.

He then encouraged Ghanaians, insisting that “Even in the darkest night, there will always come the dawn,” adding that “The sun will rise again. Let’s be each others keeper. Let’s keep hope alive!”.


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