Retired Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah believes that the country is not prepared for a grace period before tackling its economic difficulties.
He reacted on former President John Mahama’s call for a grace period to settle in if he wins the presidential election on December 7, implying a lack of solid ideas to address the country’s economic difficulties.
In an interview with JoyNews’ Nana Boakye Yiadom, the retired COP, who is vying for the Bekwai constituency parliamentary seat on the NPP ticket, questioned the idea of a “honeymoon” phase, claiming that it demonstrates a lack of dedication to the country’s advancement.
He questioned Mr. Mahama’s intentions in requesting a grace period, noting that if granted, Mahama would only have two years to rule the country, with the following year being an election year.
“We are not ready for a honeymoon, we are not ready. The country is not ready for a honeymoon. We are moving on,” he said.
The retired officer highlighted that John Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer for the 2024 general elections, is inadequately equipped to return the country to its former position.
According to him, Mr. Mahama’s plea for a ‘honeymoon’ period indicates a lack of serious policies and readiness to solve the country’s difficulties.
“Honeymoon means he’s not ready. He doesn’t have any policy. How can we give you a honeymoon when we know that people are suffering? People are suffering, and you want to get a honeymoon. He doesn’t have anything good for this country; he’s not ready,” he stressed.
COP George Alex Mensah asked Ghanaians to give the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) the opportunity to further the country’s development. He warned that reverting to the previous government may be a major setback.
Former President John Mahama has urged Ghanaians, notably trade and labor unions, to give the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government a grace period if he returns to office.
Mr Mahama made this proposal in response to rising demand for better service conditions from these groups. Speaking at a ‘Campus Connect’ event in Hohoe, he stressed the necessity of giving the economy time to recover before addressing specific needs.