Immediate past moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, has lashed out at critics of the four-month-old Akufo-Addo-led administration describing them as “unwise”.
The out-spoken minister of God asserts that it is too early for anyone to expect the government to fix problems caused by former president John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“So far as everybody agrees that we don’t have adequate and excellent way of delivering health in this country, all past governments both NPP and NDC have not done well. Not Akuffo Addo’s administration, they just came in a hundred and ten or so days. We cannot judge them.
“All those unwise statements that Akuffo Addo has failed, he has done this, he has done that… And l have heard some of them. They have been there for eight years and they have not been able to do anything and they are querying those who just came. They are not even one year old. I’m calling upon those unwise people to stop and wait and pray that this present government delivers,” he said while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the launch of the Koforidua branch of the C4C Homeopathic Hospital.
Prof. Martey was very critical of the NDC government as he asked ‘where are the wise men?’ in 2014 in apparent reference to the Mahama-led administration.
Touching on corruption, the former leader of the Presby Church said the canker is yet to be uprooted from the society. All though he would not mention names, he indicated that some appointees in the NPP government are corrupt and called on institutions to take a critical look at how to combat it.
“NPP also has bad elements. Even some of the appointees are not correct. They are corrupt.
When asked what if he has evidence to substantiate his claim, Prof. Martey, “Blessed are those who do not see but believe. You are in Ghana, five years ago, I told all Ghanaians that government had conceived corruption, it’s pregnant with corruption and you are asking me now for evidence?”