In the wake of the Volta River Authority (VRA) spillage, both President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama find themselves under scrutiny as a prominent social commentator denounces what he perceives as tribal undertones in their respective remarks.
President Akufo-Addo, in his speech addressing the spillage, emphasized unity and assistance to affected communities regardless of political affiliations. However, his call was clouded by accusations of tribal insensitivity by some critics. Former President Mahama, in response, made comments that were interpreted by some as playing into tribal sentiments.
Renowned social commentator, [Commentator’s Name], fired a stern warning against the divisive nature of the comments from both leaders. In a statement, he asserted, “It is disheartening to witness leaders resorting to tribal narratives, especially in times of crisis. This only serves to further divide our nation and exacerbate existing tensions. I implore both President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama to refrain from such language.”
The commentator emphasized the importance of political leaders setting an example by promoting national cohesion. “Ghana’s strength lies in its diversity, and leaders must prioritize fostering unity rather than exploiting divisions for political gains,” he added.
This condemnation comes at a critical juncture as the nation grapples with the aftermath of the VRA spillage, requiring a united front for effective relief efforts and community rehabilitation.
Ghanaians on social media have echoed the sentiment, calling for a more responsible discourse from political figures. As the nation faces both a natural disaster and the potential consequences of divisive rhetoric, citizens are hopeful that leaders will heed these calls for unity and focus on collaborative efforts to address the challenges at hand.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah