Mahama’s admission of past mistakes shows he’s humble – KNUST Lecturer
A Senior Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Kwasi Amakye Boateng has described former President John Mahama as a humble politician.
The Political analyst said the opposition NDC’s 2020 flagbearer has been showing maturity in all his activities since he was defeated in the 2016 general elections. He also added that Mr Mahama’s admission that his past government committed mistakes and pledges to avoid same in his next government shows he is a good leader.
“Initially when John Mahama wanted to lead the NDC into another elections, I was one of the people who opposed it, but with time his demeanour and speeches have shown he is a humble person…usually in Ghana people find it difficult to accept their mistakes but he [Mahama] keeps repeating that Ghanaians should forgive him and his party for their mistakes shows he is remorseful and that is what humble leaders do,” Dr Boateng observed in an interview on Power FM’s Dwaboase Thursday morning.
Former President John Mahama speaking during the launch of NDC Manifesto committee Wednesday said he is seeking a comeback to give Ghanaians hope because he has occupied the presidency before, experienced it and has learnt “useful lessons.”
“I’ve reviewed issues and events and I’m coming back to you together with my party, the NDC, with what will be a practicable strategy for laying a solid foundation for the transformation of our country,” Mr Mahama said.
He continued, “We are coming to give you hope and address your concerns and challenges because we feel your suffering and we believe in opportunity for all, not just a few as we are witnessing today.”
After listening to the former president, Dr. Amakye Boateng indicated that he was convinced that Mr Mahama is a humble leader.
Reacting to the manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Boateng urged the committee to reach out to the grassroot and document the plights of the ordinary Ghanaians, especially those in the rural areas. He also suggested that the party considers policies that will boost job creation in the country.
But Mr. Mahama has said the manifesto will provide a robust set of policy options guided by research “to accelerate what was a successful beginning to the diversification and transformation of our economy and significantly improve the living conditions of our people”.
He said unlike previously where the party’s manifesto had been drawn up by a technical committee largely based in Accra, the NDC will bring forth a policy document which will mainly be based on the expertise great researchers and comprehensive “consultative process involving broad interactions” with the people and incorporate their concerns, hopes and aspirations.