The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has waded into to the widespread debate about President Mahama’s “Accounting to the People Tour” which in currently ongoing in various regions.
Speaking on Onua 95.1 fm on Thursday, Mr Benjamin in his humble submission expressed the need for Presidents to account to the people and serve their interest all the time.
Touching on President Mahama’s “Accounting to the People Tour” Mr Benjamin indicated that the “Tour” is nothing new. “The Prime Minister does the same and the Queen does it” he said. The UK Diplomat’s comment comes in the wake of criticism by The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), that President John Mahama’s “Accounting to the People tour” could pass for an abuse of incumbency.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples Party [PPP], in the last couple of days also echoed the views of the GII’s by suggesting that President Mahama’s tour is solely a campaign which is being funded by the tax payers money.
On the score of criticism, Mr Benjamin said “it is normal for President to show what he has done and it is normal for the opposition to criticize”.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
Mr Jon Benjamin to a large extent is known for his outspoken nature and recently dared the Head Pastor of the International Godsway Ministries, Bishop Obinim who claims he has supernatural powers to transform into an animal on live television for the whole world to see.
Mr Jon Benjamin succeeded Mr Peter Jones as the British High Commissioner to Ghana in the year 2014 and has been widely credited as one of the key influential people who spearheaded the telecast of some selected English Premier League matches on the TV3 network.