A Renowned Ghanaian Scholar, who works with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Dr. Ivy Ntiamoah, has reaffirmed that former President John Dramani Mahama has built a vision for the nation and therefore should be brought back to transform the country fully.
“President Mahama built a vision of a unified Ghana, the kind of investments he made are strategic and good for the country’s economic take off and people may disagree with that but I think that is what Ghana needs at this point in time.”
In an interview on CNBC TV and monitored by Daily Democrat, Dr. Ntiamoah noted that Mr. Mahama as president between 2012 and 2016 offered the citizenry a new Ghana, hence the need to give him a second opportunity to accomplish his dream and to fully transform the country.
“He is able, capable and innovative enough to look at Ghana afresh and I for one, I am optimistic that with his leadership, Ghana will be that Ghana he promised.”
Dr. Ivy Ntiamoah made these observations in her first detail interview since her appointment with the World Body.
Dr. Ntiamoah who was the special Advisor to ex-president J.A. Kufuor on Governance indicated that Mr. John Dramani Mahama found solutions to the numerous challenges he inherited particularly the energy sector.
“The man’s vision is what Ghana and most Africa countries need; such a vision needs everybody to rally behind. We as a country or the citizenry need to get back that pride that we should have that we are Ghanaians,” she stated.
“We must see ourselves as Ghanaian first before belonging to our various political parties. We have a country we belong to which we should be proud of but we seem to be losing that somehow,” she lamented.
When asked what she will choose if former President Mahama requests her to join his administration when elected as president in 2020, she posited but quick to add “Such a team ought to be free from political baggage because too often you may have a good idea that is shelved because of political and sociological things.”
“ It just cannot be done or it is too difficult to be done or it is too risky to be done – she said the country has suffered unduly form outmoded political concept and phenomenon, it is time we move away from it to enable the system to take advantage of human resources developed by the state and from state resources.”
By Vandyck Asante