The former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Akuffo-Addo and his close associates to seize the occasion to create an atmosphere that is more tolerant of criticism and devoid of intimidation in order for the media, CSOs and individuals to freely express themselves and contribute to national discourse.
Former President John Dramani Mahama in his May Day message to Workers in Ghana posted on Facebook said “Unfortunately, in Ghana, we are going through unbearable hardship and suffering from an ever-increasing cost of living”
According to John Mahama “Incidentally, an increase in existing taxes & introduction of new ones, and which take effect from today, May Day, is leading to steep rises in the prices of fuel, food & every basic item”.
“This will worsen the plight of citizens even further. This is in addition to power outages and shortage of water in many homes, cities and municipalities”.
He added that, On this May Day 2021, with hardship set to worsen, I call on His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo to stretch a hand of cooperation to all Ghanaians, able to play a role in rescuing our dear nation from the abyss it is falling”.
“On this occasion of May Day, as I salute the suffering workers of Ghana and all Ghanaians, let me also take the opportunity to wish the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, well and urge him to take the measures needed to bring relief to suffering Ghanaians” He said
“We in the NDC stand ready to play our part in offering constructive suggestions that will bring Ghana back onto a path of growth and prosperity”.