Former President John Mahama has described the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a government that is "intolerant to criticisms" and only implements "adhoc solutions" to challenges confronting the country.
Addressing supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Ramsey Park at Bolgatanga on Saturday after the ninth edition of the Unity Walk, the former President wondered why anytime the NPP government was criticised about its approach to addressing certain issues in the country they get so "worked up".
Making references to the galamsey issue, Mr Mahama expressed regret that some personalities in the current government allegedly used all kinds of unprintable words on him [Mahama] when he tried to offer some suggestions as to how best the NPP could go about the galamsey issue without creating unnecessary hardship for the youth engaged in the business.
He reiterated that the NPP government should have been working hard at providing alternative means of livelihood for the affected people who were mainly the youth. "The simple point I made was that we as the NDC have tried that approach of using soldiers to stop the illegal mining issue but it did not work and so we realized that the best way to stop them from illegal mining was to be working on providing them with alternatives" Mr Mahama pointed out.
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