Ghana's stale, we need young leader to shake us up - Nunoo-Mensah charges

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Brigadier General (rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah

Former National Security Adviser, Brigadier General (rtd), Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, has called for a new direction in leadership to redeem Ghana "from sinking."

According to him, Ghana has become stale and needed to follow the examples France, Canada and Ireland who have elected relatively younger leaders in order to shake things.

"We need to go [for] something fresh and new [and] dynamic like Nkrumah when he came to Ghana to shake us up. We are too old and stale. Ghana is sinking", he stated.

For him, the current problems facing Ghana like overpopulation were so dire that the country must them tackled with some dynamism.

"We need to have leadership that is young and dynamic. We need fresh blood to shake us up", he said.

Brig. Gen. (rtd) Nunoo-Mensah who made the statement during in an interview on Joy FM's Super Morning Show in honour of former President Jerry John Rawlings' 70th birthday celebration further pointed out that the Ghana has retrogressed since the heady days of the June 4 Uprising in 1979, especially in terms of corruption.

"Ghana hasn't changed much. In fact, we are more criminal now than we were then, though Mr Rawlings may not have achieved what he wanted to achieve, Ghana will remember him for many years".