Mahama warns against replicating Kenyan protests in Ghana


GHANA – Former President John Dramani Mahama, has voiced his concerns about the escalating protests and civil unrest in various parts of Africa, particularly referencing the ongoing situation in Kenya.

Mahama stated the importance of preserving peace and stability in Ghana, cautioning against the possibility of similar turmoil, according to a report by the Pulse.

“We have all seen what is happening in Kenya and we don’t want that to happen in Ghana. When we come, things are going to be different. It’s not going to be business as usual; we want to be a government in a hurry to repair the mess created by Bawumia and Akufo-Addo.

“The people of Ghana are looking at NDC to come and rescue them from the hardships in which they have been plunged. We will do things that will turn the economy around as quickly as possible,” he stated.

While affirming that the right to protest is a fundamental democratic right, Mahama stressed that it must be exercised responsibly and within the law.

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Kenya has been experiencing significant unrest, with widespread protests against the government.

Initially sparked by issues like economic hardships and allegations of corruption, these protests have escalated into violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

This situation has drawn international attention and raised concerns about the stability of one of East Africa’s most influential countries.

Mahama’s remarks come at a critical time as Ghana prepares for its next general elections.

The former president underscored the importance of dialogue, engagement, and effective governance in addressing the grievances of the populace.

He urged the current administration and political leaders to prioritise the welfare of citizens and address the root causes of dissatisfaction.

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