Edward Kufuor, son of former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked Ghanaians to be patient with the Mahama administration over the erratic power situation in the country.
“It’s unfortunate but I’m looking at it from a different perspective, my dad has been there during his time, so sometimes, yes, you expect that when voted into power; people should expect accountability,so yes, they are like the government, the government, the government, but I also feel you know, we should give him a chance to work it out” the actor stated.
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) intends going on a demonstration on Wednesday February 18, 2015 to march against the Government over the worsening power crisis.
The demonstration, christened ‘won gbo’, loosely translated as ‘we are dying’, is to protest against the Government’s handling of the power situation.
Ghana is currently shedding between 440 and 650 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods as a result of a production deficit.
But Kufuor, speaking on the Starr Drive on Wednesday February 11, 2015 jumped to the defence of President Mahama saying, he understands what he (Mahama) might be going through given his father’s experience in a similar position during his term.
“When the problem comes, yes, they expect you to work it out, but give him a chance. I’ve seen my dad, that’s why I’m also compassionate. I’ve seen my dad 2 and 3am with his chin in his palm. So I can imagine what President Mahama is going through.
“We want to have it resolved but you know, Ghanaians, we are a little intolerant when it comes to things like this…we are like; do magic, if you can’t do magic, ‘Moko aya ni Moko aba’ (exit the seat for someone else)… but I’m hopeful that this can be resolved because it affects every sphere of our lives,” he said.