Stephen Kwaku Saahene, National Organizer of United Progressive Party has called on president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to resume at work as a matter of urgency to serve the interest of Ghanaians.
According to Saahene,a president is voted for to serve and not to be served.
He was of the view that, Ghana has alot of problems that need to be addressed by the president so the president going on leave wouldn’t solve our economic challenges.
The 2020 Bantama parliamentary candidate on the ticket of UPP revealed that,Nana Addo is one of the Presidents in Africa who has proceeded on leave severally without attending to the cropping issues in the country.
Saahene noted that,there are a lot on the table for the president to attend to so the president going on leave without attending to these issues is a sign of failure on the part of the NPP and it’s governing bodies.
Saahene hinted that over 7,000 residents in the Volta Region have been rendered homeless because of heavy downpour.
Yet the president sits aloof without responding to their plea and is enjoying with his sidechicks where he finds himself.
It was announced by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin at a press briefing in Accra on the 13th of November ,2021 that the president will be going on leave and resume for work on the 20th of November,2021.
Mr Arhin also disclosed that during his leave, President Akufo-Addo will adjudicate a debate in the French parliament on November 19, 2021.
In his absence, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia will act as President.
“President Akufo-Addo will from Saturday 13th November to Saturday, 20th November take a much-deserved, long-overdue, seven-day leave of absence during which he has also accepted an invitation to preside over the panel that will adjudicate a debate in the French parliament on the trial of progress on the 19th of November,” Mr Arhin said.
“He is expected to come back to Ghana on Saturday, 20th November and in his absence the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will act in his stead”.
But Saahene maintained that the president should call off his leave and resume at work to attend to issues on grounds.
Source: Ayisah Foster, Broadcastergh.con