June 18, 2024

Veteran broadcaster Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) has questioned why Ghanaians are so quiet despite the happenings under the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government.

Speaking in the latest episode of his TalkShop programme, KSM indicated that renowned Ghanaians and agencies criticised former President John Dramani Mahama for things lesser than what is happening in the country today, but everyone is quiet now.

“Every one of you listening to me, we experienced the reign of John Mahama and I tell you, during the reign of John Mahama, that is when we saw citizens, not spectators… You’re my witness, under Mahama, we spoke.

“My good friend Prof Martey, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, his famous proclamation ‘where are the wise men in this country?’ looking for brilliant and intelligent people to get up and speak, was during Mahama’s rule. I was wondering why he was so upset because people were speaking out. Everybody was speaking out, the bar association, the media,” he said.

KSM said that the former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was criticised so much that he was teased with the term ‘dumsor’, which was used to depict the erratic power supply that was seen during his administration.

“During Mahama’s era, ‘dumsor’ was made to be something that is synonymous with his name. If you meet someone, you greet the person, ‘yɛ ma wo dumsor oo’ and the person would respond, ‘yaa Mahama’.”

He asserted that if Mahama had done some of the things being done under the Akufo-Addo government, he would have known no peace.

“I can imagine, and all of you bear me witness, what would Ghanaians have said if Mahama had purchased a chair and that one chair would travel alone in a V8 wherever Mahama was going. What would we have said? We would have bashed Mahama and bashed and bashed and bashed, you’re my witness.

“… But now that we are in the era of Nana Addo and it is happening, ‘koom yɛ’ – everyone is quiet,” he said.

Watch his remarks in the video below:

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