The 2016 Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum, says Ghanaians are tired of hope messages from leaders, saying they need leaders who will fix their problems
Highlighting some challenges faced by Ghanaians, Ndoum in his Easter message said leaders in charge must fix these problems and lead the nation “to the light of the new dawn.”
He said: “Some words will be repeated all over the world by religious leaders, politicians, friends and family – new beginning, renewal, fresh start, etc. Some nations will be asked to give peace a chance. People will be asked to give a little to feed the poor. In Kwahu, some people will just want to give fun another chance, and will try very hard to play hard all in the name of Easter.
“But the people are tired of listening to and reading about hope when we face senseless deaths on our roads, in our hospitals and homes; when politically clothed groups act with impunity; and when our farms and rivers are destroyed. All we need are a few doers to right our wrongs, fix our problems and lead us to the light of the new dawn.”
Ndoum’s message follows president Nana Akufo-Addo’s Easter address to the nation in which he vowed to deal with the perpetrators of the Kumasi Circuit Court raid.
He said crime has no political colour, saying political lawlessness will not be allowed to spread under his watch.
Former president John Mahama, on his part, asked Ghanaians to renew their strength with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mahama said the celebration of Easter offers great opportunities for us to reflect on the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.