I'm disappointed in Akufo-Addo for insulting think tanks - Franklin Cudjoe

Franklin Cudjoe, the president of Imani Ghana has expressed disappointment at a remark by President Akufo-Addo on civil society organisations and political think tanks

Franklin Cudjoe

He said the president's 'insult' on think tanks and civil society organisations in his encounter with the press yesterday was most unfortunate.

"JM said we were purposeless lamentators. By the time he realised he could only say he suffered from the paradox of exposure. He has since been remorseful."

"You, Nana Prez, we were the ones keeping the NDC government on it's toes when you had all your internal fights for nearly 2 years when you were in opposition. We met you to brief you about the state of affairs at your invitation", Cudjoe said.

President Akufo-Addo chided some political think tanks and civil society organisations on their continuous criticisms of his government.


He claimed that some of the criticisms are baseless and unfair and he won't let it deter him in fulfilling his campaign promises.

However, Franklin Cudjoe, who has been one of the fiercest critics of government policies, thinks the comments by the president was uncalled for.

"Today, we are only saying and doing what we did under the NDC and you say we are worse than what you used to admire and quote copiously from?. So all CSOs and think tanks are worrying you and by extension emboldening your ministers and party people to deal with us ruthlessly huh as many are doing huh? I never thought you could actually insult us", he said.

He added that, "Mr. President, I can only say thank you. But we have seen all of these before. We will be here serving Ghana. Do your part and we shall do ours. After all we pay you and your ministers to work for us. It is not the other way around".


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