Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, has commended the former Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Frimpong Boateng, for being bold and calling out this government.
The lawmaker responded to an opinion piece by the heart surgeon, which criticized the government and accused it of failure.
Dr. Apaak believes it is commendable for the former minister to come out and criticise his own government.
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, in his opinion, said nothing but the truth.
The former minister and renowned heart surgeon said the party has deviated from their focus on national development and instead delivered a government that resembles a “family, friends, and concubines government.”
He made the remarks in an opinion piece titled, ‘NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?’
He expressed concerns over how a group within the NPP who, despite lacking official political appointments or positions within the party structure, wields significant power.
The former appointee identifies individuals who can secure influential societal roles for their associates and allies while also disrespecting and causing problems for the Ghanaian population, a departure from the traditional values of the NPP.
“There are people who claim to be stalwarts of the party; they have neither political appointments nor positions in the party structure. They appear to wield so much power that one of them is described as ‘de facto Prime Minister’ of the country. Apparently, they have what it takes to get their friends and favourites appointed to prominent and powerful positions in society. At the same time, they have the tendency to disrespect and make life difficult for Ghanaians. This is unlike the NPP we know. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”
“We are being served with a variation of “family, friends, and concubines government”, and control of the press not through violence but through bribery and intimidation. We are witnessing the weaponization of state institutions to silence transformative voices while allowing patronized corruption to flourish. Instead of development in freedom, we are witnessing unprecedented intimidation, economic retrogression, and suffering in silence. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”
Dr. Apaak challenged others to follow in the footsteps of the former minister in a tweet on X (formerly Twitter).
He has challenged those who claim to be neutrals but were duped by the Akufo-Addo administration to speak up.
He claimed that the current ineffective government has nothing positive to offer Ghanaians.
”Prof Boateng deserves commendation for speaking the truth. Let his example be emulated by all, especially those so-called neutrals, who were hoodwinked into believing that this USELESS Akufo-Addo/Bawumia gov’t had good intentions for our Republic.”