Kwabena Duffour: “Words Carry Greater Weight”
Former Minister of Finance, under the erstwhile Atta Mills administration, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has given some lectures about leadership after Mahama’s “do or die” declaration.
In a Facebook post, the former Bank of Ghana boss notes that leadership goes beyond election day and defines it as “putting the health, prosperity, and safety of Ghanaians first every single day, all year round.
“Our children are hungry, our people are hurting, let’s not resort to conflict but come together for the betterment of all.
“When the country wins, its leader wins, and the success of the weakest among us should be the only priority for the strongest among us”, he posted
According to him, “This cannot be achieved through harsh words, violence or politicking, but through peace, humility and hard work. In these times of great uncertainty, it is important to remember that words matter and carry great weight!
“May we all put Ghana first, and remember that party colours will never trump the unity of red, yellow, and green.”
Following the declaration of the 2024 Presidential election as a ‘do or die’ affair by the former President of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, during a radio interview, many Ghanaians have subjected him to backlash while some security analysts have said his words won’t have any security implication on the country.
The ruling New Patriotic Party on the other hand says it deems the former president’s statement as a pre-warning and therefore ready for any battle on that faithful day.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini