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Akufo-Addo administration walking through minefield with blinders on – Totobi Quakyi

Akufo-Addo administration walking through minefield with blinders on – Totobi Quakyi

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Former National Security Minister, Kofi Totobi Quakyi, says the Akufo-Addo administration’s handling of rising tension in the country is synonymous with walking through a minefield with blinders on.

According to him, the government’s obsession with its image and hold on power has successfully blinded it to the volatile mood in the country which could potentially escalate into a national crisis.

He stated that the tension in the country already occasioned by the harsh economic realities being suffered by citizens, testing the limits of their endurance, has in recent times been exacerbated by the stifling of fundamental human rights and shooting of citizens as seen in the Ejura Shooting.

“For many young people, their anxiety about their prospects has morphed into anger, and their mood now is disturbingly close to rage. And yet, legitimate and admirable efforts to register their displeasure in the form of the peaceful #FixTheCountry protests are being unwisely and intentionally frustrated by the State in one of the more farcical displays of bare-faced hypocrisy in recent times,” he said in an opinion piece dated July 1.

“This paints a picture of a government that is more concerned with its image and hold on power than by the embers emanating from the current national mood. The Akufo-Addo administration must be careful not to pour fuel on those sparks, for we may not be able to contain the inferno,” he added.

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