Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate in the 2016 election has described the Akufo-Addo-led administration as a more listening government than his predecessor John Mahama’s.
“To be very honest, you will notice that with Nana Addo, whenever he’s doing something and there is some agitations from prominent persons in the country or even any other citizen, he sits back and gives it a second thought. A typical example is what just happened with the issue of a national cathedral where he invited the clergy men together with some Islamic head” he said.
Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah stated that the swiftness of President Akufo-Addo to hold a breakfast meeting with the clergy following public agitation over his administration’s plan to facilitate the building of a national cathedral at Ridge in Accra shows how listening a president he is.
“During the era of Mahama, we saw the number of clergy men who surrounded him, same as what we are seeing now in Akufo Addo`s government. But with Nana Addo I can say that he is a listening government”
Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa Fm, he commended the President for the initiative of the national cathedral but says the timing of the project was wrong which has caused the massive public outcry.
“This cathedral is a great unifying infrastructure which will benefit the entire nation but the agitation from the public is as a result of the wrong timing and announcement. If government had provided accommodation for the judges before announcing the project, I’m sure it wouldn’t have called for this hullaballoo” he added.
The criticisms has intensified after it emerged that several buildings including the Scholarship Secretariat, Passport Office at Ridge and nine bungalows occupied by Appeals Court Judges are to be demolished as government is set to begin the construction of the House of Prayer.
Scores of other structures within that enclave including the Judicial Training School are also expected to be pulled down to make way for the 5000 seater state of the art cathedral which will also include a Bible Museum and a Documentation Centre.
Occupants of some of the residential facilities have begun packing out their belongings as they’ve been served with notices to vacate the place even as the Supreme Court hears the CPP’s James Kwabena Bomfeh’s application to halt the process.