We should assemble an agreement to develop Ghana; time is ticking quick – John Mahama
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Previous President, John Dramani Mahama, has approached the public authority to counsel comprehensively in discovering answers for the current difficulties confronting the country.
As per Mr. Mahama, this will go far to help the public authority in addressing the necessities and goals of the populace.
The previous President settled on the decision in a post by means of his online media pages in recognition of the June fourth Revolution.
Mr. Mahama demands “time is ticking quick”, anyway things should be possible directly through agreement building.
He added that conferences and agreement building don’t take a single thing from a pioneer.
“Ghana is a country with outstanding human ability. Time is ticking quick, but then we can make things right on the off chance that we fill in as one country with a typical fate. As I have said previously, expansive counsels and agreement building doesn’t remove a single thing from a pioneer.”
“Expansive meetings that carry the best and most brilliant along with partners can produce an agreement around issues like monetary recuperation methodology, or implementational difficulties of Free SHS in the public interest.”
The late Flt Lt Rawlings drove a gathering of junior officials and men of the Ghana Armed Forces in an uprising against the then Supreme Military Council (SMC II) system drove by General F.K. Akuffo.
The move was said to have been roused by a craving to stem the scourge of defilement that had immersed the country at all levels prompting a virtual breakdown of the economy.
A quarter of a year later the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) drove by Rawlings gave over capacity to a chosen government.
Below is the full statement from Mr. Mahama
For the first time, the people of Ghana, comrades, supporters and sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will commemorate the June 4 Uprising without the inspirational and arresting physical presence of the Founder of our party, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd.), our former President, who departed from us last year.
He was a key influence on Ghana’s history for the two decades straddling the late 70s till year 2000. The June 4 Uprising was an epochal event that represents a major landmark in our nation’s existence. Together with its sister event, the 31st December Revolution, the two shaped the course of Ghana’s history resulting in a turnaround in Ghana’s economic fortunes and the advent of the 4th Republic.
Forty-two years on, our economy and democracy are in dire straits. Economic hardship, insecurity, political and ethnic polarization, deepening inequality, politicization of our democratic institutions, corruption, serious problems in the education and health sectors are challenges Ghanaians are confronted within our daily lives.
This has led to a crisis of confidence in political leadership.
Ghana is a country with exceptional human talent. Time is ticking fast and yet we can make things right if we work as one nation with a common destiny. As I have said in the past, broad consultations and consensus-building does not take anything away from a leader.
Broad consultations that bring the best and brightest together with stakeholders can forge a consensus around issues such as economic recovery strategy, or implementational challenges of Free SHS in the national interest.
The values June 4 espoused some four decades ago, remain as relevant today as ever before in our nation’s democratic journey. June 4 engendered hope in our people that the ills of our society would be rooted out and replaced with values of virtue and honesty.
If we must get our people to hope again and to trust in our institutions and government, then we must encourage “fearless honesty” as enjoined by our national anthem.
We must embrace and be guided by truth, transparency, probity and accountability – principles that have been bequeathed unto us, which are the bedrock upon which our nation, undoubtedly, will become great, strong, resilient and prosperous.
We must encourage freedom of thought and expression rather than a culture of hypocrisy and silence.
May the spirit of our Founder live on!
I wish all our comrades a happy June 4 Anniversary!
John Dramani Mahama
Former President of Ghana