THE GENERAL Overseer and founder of Open Arms Ministry in Kumasi, Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie has advised all persons who have declared their intension to vie for the flag bearer position of the NPP to immediately stop their campaigns across the country and first see to it that all the issues affecting people’s pension funds and bonds in the Domestic Dept Exchange Programme (DDEP) are properly and satisfactorily resolved by the ruling government.
He said that is only proper that they seek the interest of pension funds and bonds holders who are the very people they are seeking to rule when they become flag bearers of the party and win general elections to ultimately form government.
Addressing the first of his routine series of press conference for 2023 at the headquarters of his church near North Suntreso in Kumasi last week Thursday, Saint Sark, as he is popularly called, said it is surprising that none of all the people aspiring to lead the next NPP government has commented on the DDEP.
He said a nation that cannot protect the interest of her citizens especially the aged, is not worth dying for and emphasized that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta must be ashamed of himself as a dishonour to God for bringing the country to this lowest ebb.
He said the posture of the Minister and his inconsistent and incoherent utterances on the DDEP are total embarrassment to the country in the eyes of the international community.
Saint Sark also condemned Gabby Otchere-Darko for vilifying the former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo for joining the pension bond holders to picket at the Finance Ministry to be exempted from the DDEP and advised him to stay away from making such irritating comments on sensitive national issues.
The church leader said it was painful that the very mistakes he vehemently spoke against when the NDC was in government and which eventually sent the party into opposition in 2016 are the same blunders and even worse that the NPP led government is commiting.
Saint Sark described using people’s pension funds under the DDEP as “insensitive”, emphasizing that the NPP government would always face policy crisis and commit avoidable political blunders unless the government learned to do the needful.
He said Ghanaians including even christians would have blamed God if Nana Akufo-Addo had not become the President of the country because the promises and the issues he campaigned for were very dear to the heart of the average Ghanaian.
BY Kow Richardson