New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communicator Nana Boakye says President John Mahama’s ‘tough skin’ assertion to the Ghanaian community in Botswana was an affront to the nation.
Speaking on Peace FM‘s “Kokrokoo“, Nana Boakye strongly detested the language of President Mahama’s comments that he has now developed a “dead-goat syndrome’ as a result of the numerous strikes and demonstrations from workers in the country.
President John Mahama, addressing some Ghanaians in Botswana, told them that he has since become immune to the agitations from Ghanaians, most of whom were against the poor living conditions in the country.
“I have seen more demonstrations and strikes in my first two years. I don’t think it can get worse. It is said that when you kill a goat and you frighten it with a knife, it doesn’t fear the knife because it is dead already.
“I have a dead goat syndrome,” he told the Ghanaian community in Botswana where he is on a three-day official state visit.
To Nana Boakye, the President insulted Ghanaians in their faces because of his seemingly insensitive reaction toward the plight of the Ghanaian populace.
In the wake of the power crises amidst other economic challenges, Nana Boakye expected President John Mahama to offer words empathizing with their problems.
Citing some challenges that Ghanaian workers and various households are experiencing due to the erratic power supply, Nana Boakye sensed no tinge of humour in the President’s remarks.
“This is an insult to Ghanaians. Chairman, this is not humour…Now you have that luxury of time to laugh and make mockery that you have now become a dead goat…The main campaign issue is economic mismanagement and corruption which has brought us this far. So when somebody says something like this, it’s an insult to us,” Nana B said.