For canceling the planned and widely publicized December 17 referendum on local government administration, HRH Oscar Yao Doe, has said that President Nana Akufo-Addo has failed miserably in recording a landmark achievement. In a national broadcast, the president announced yesterday that the referendum was being called of because of lack of broad, national consensus among key stakeholders and the populace. There is however, a widely-held belief that the massive population of ‘No’ vote campaigners forced the administration to abort the referendum. A ‘No’ vote at the referendum will portray the administration in a losing position as the country head to the polls in few months.
In public post this morning, the chairman of Doscar Group Holdings expressed his believe that the referendum (if done in good faith) could have led Ghana into a more robust political participation, but the Akufo-Addo government could not muscle enough support from traditional and religious organizations, civil society organizations and others, to pull a ‘Yes’ vote through. This, he said was a backlash of the crunching economic problems brought on the people by the policies of this administration, especially the liquidation of indigenous banks and other businesses.
In clear terms, the reputable businessman said Ghanaians are not happy with the Akufo-Addo government, whose performance he rated at 35%.
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(This Is A) Sad Moment For Ghana (Caused By) Self-Serving And Family Consideration Approach In Governance. This Important Referendum Excercise, Which Could Have Led Our Country Into (A) More Diverse Political Engagement In Local Governance Has Failed Miserably, Because There Is Zero Support From Traditional Leaders, Civil Society Organisations, Religious Oorganisations, Etc. Though There Was An Overwhelming Support Earlier, The Political Atmosphere Is Not Right To Implement Such A Fantastic Move To Energise Our People To Participate In Local Government
This Is A Big Failure Under President Akufo-Addo’s Watch… (A) Big Dissapointment For Deepening Democracy In Ghana. The World Evolves. So If You Turn A Blind Eye To The Wickedness Ken Ofor-Atta, Ernest Addison And Co Have Done To Our Local Businessmen And Women, Crashing Their Businesses Into Ashes Just Like That, (Plus) The Severe Effect On Ghanaians, And Then In Your View Everything Is Perfect? Using Deceptive Words Like “Cleaning The Banking Sector”, Really?? That Cannot Stand The Test Of Time. We Live In (An) Interconnected World, Every Decision Goes A Long Way To Affect People’s Lives. So, How Your Decisions Affect People’s Lives Matters, Not How You Framed It. How You Label A Bad Decision Doesn’t Mean Anything. How That Decision Impacts On People’s Lives Is What Matters Most. The Truth Matters.