Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo says that President Akufo-Addo lacks certain principles of leadership to govern the country despite his good intentions.
For him, leadership goes beyond well wishing to inspiring people to work in line to your vision.
He emphasized that President Akufo-Addo reflects same good intent possessed by late president John Atta Mills.
“Governance is also about leadership. What I have seen; in fact I saw this with Professor Attah Mills and what I’m seeing again with President Akufo-Addo is that, Attah Mills meant well and Akufo-Addo also means well…but governance of a developing country like Ghana that is fighting the quagmires of poverty and underdevelopment, does not need people who only mean well” he explained.
According to him, headship doesn’t necessary translate to you possessing requisite leadership skills to run the affairs of a country.
“…leadership is not coterminous to headship. The fact that someone is heading an organization does not mean there is leadership. Leadership is the ability to inspire confidence and to influence people you’re working with such that the people are willing to give you enthusiastic cooperation to help you succeed” he stressed.
Prof. Gyampo alleges that Akufo-Addo is working with people who are acting contrary to his goals and thus a need for the President to rethink keeping some of his appointees in his administration.
“… Akufo-Addo means well but the caliber of people he is working with have their own agenda that do not fit into the vision of the president. He means well, but meaning well is not coterminous with leadership…. but my advice is that, he should rethink the caliber of people he is working with because some of them have their agendas. Some of the corrupt practices that are going on, are not sanctioned by the president, but they are going on among your own appointees…” he advised
Prof Gyampo made this revelation reacting to a research conducted by the political science department which focused on the performance of the NPP government after two years.
Among some key insights from the report, the double track system is the most disliked government policy followed by the anti galamsey fight.
Story by: David Quaye/universnewsroom.com