A president of an incessantly patchy economy- where approximately three million of his nationals cling to life on less than $1.9-a-day- needn’t have a voodoo priest or psychic chant weird incantations for him to understand the Herculean effort required to lubricate the rusty studs of the economic wheel, and rid his nation off its wobbly motions.
Indeed, non-stop work to ensure that the rudimentary needs of a people are secured become a constant insistence; so when it seems that a-round-the-clock focus on the paramount issues is not the leading trait of the said leader, well…people react.
Little wonder hotshot TV host and journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah, could not resist the impulse to give the President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo, a rude-awakening to some pertinent national subjects he had allowed the Asamoah Gyan-Black Stars saga- take precedence over.
Clearly, the president had deemed the İstanbul Başakşehir striker’s decision to bow out of the national team this week a matter of national importance; and after inviting Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah for a tête-à-tête on the issue, called on the country’s all-time leading goalscorer to rescind his decision.
Seemingly unimpressed by the President’s conviction to confront such a fringe topic in propria persona while he shilly-shallied on grave issues including hunger, the GhOne TV presenter- in response to a tweet by sports journalist, Michael Oti regarding the Gyan brouhaha- did not mince her words, and pointed out that His Excellency, The President, had gotten sidetracked.
Although widely known as an ardent football lover, Nana Aba Anamoah was not at all thrilled that Akuffo-Addo had neglected the jarring situation of ‘homeless Ghanaians’ to dabble in a matter which according to her, ‘has no impact on economic growth.’
The State of Affairs show host posted on twitter: ‘We appreciate the President’s intervention but can he intervene for the many young men and women who have no idea where their next meal will come from?’
‘Can the president intervene for homeless Ghanaians? Asamoah Gyan’s decision has no impact on economic growth.’