Mahama is also myopic – Amoako Baah

Political Science lecturer, Dr. Richard Amoako-Baah, has condemned President Mahama for describing critics of his administration as people suffering from “selective myopia”.

According to him, if the description of the president is anything to go by, then he can also be described as myopic because he[Mahama] also see things from a different perspective.

“We are all myopic because we all see things in different perspective. The president must develop a thick skin and take criticism in good faith,” he stressed.

President Mahama’s selective myopia comment was borne out of a critique of his administration by General Secretary of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet.

The CPP scribe in his solidarity message at the NDC’s national delegates’ congress said Ghanaians are not feeling the Better Ghana Agenda.

This incurred the wrath of President Mahama and condemned those who put on political coloured lenses and refuse to see the good works of his government.

But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Dr. Amoako Baah said the president’s comment is completely out of place.

The Head of Political Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) explained myopia is a natural condition no one has control over and at every given point, anyone could suffer it.

He could not fathom the attacks on Mr. Greenstreet when all the things he said were the true facts on the ground.

“The attack on Greenstreet is in bad taste, very unprofessional,” he quizzed.

Dr. Amoako-Baah said the Mahama-led administration must not expect any praise singing from Ghanaians when it is doing what it should have done since it came to power.

“Why are you upset about the truth? We praise you [Mahama] when you have done extraordinary things,” he added.

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