A former Deputy Minister of Communication during the Mahama administration, Felix Ofosu Kwakye is suggesting to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to move into the Flagstaff House instead of sacking the traders around his house at Nima, Accra.
He said this will pave way for the traders and artisans to go about their operations without being haunted by officials of the national security.
He described the President as the most ‘insensitive’ President the country has ever witnessed saying the country’s leaders should not be allowed to choose and pick where they will stay.
Mr Ofosu-Kwakye described the Flagstaff House as a ‘secure environment’ constructed with over $100 million of the Ghanaian taxpayers’ money.
“This is the most insensitive move and the President must take steps to reverse it. He should simply go and live in the Flagstaff House. That is what the state has provided him. It is a very secure environment constructed with over $100 million of the Ghanaian taxpayers’ money and as a people, we must try and insist that leaders comply with arrangements made by the state. We should not make it possible for leaders to choose and pick where they will stay, especially when it has the potential to create inconvenience for other lawful and law-abiding citizens going about legitimate businesses and livelihoods,” he told Eyewitness News.
The former Deputy Minister of Communication said the money agreed to be given to the traders is inadequate.
‘The compensation being paid are clearly inadequate and will not be able to afford a seamless transition for this kind of situation into another kind of life for those who have been affected,’ he asserted.