Offer Solutions, Dont Just Criticize | President Tells Critics
President Mills has challenged critics of his government to offer constructive suggestions instead of demonizing the government’s every move if they believe they have the nation’s interest at heart. Speaking to a group of Muslim clerics in Accra, President Mils acknowledged that neither he nor his appointees are perfect people but blindly criticizing him or other members of the NDC administration without suggesting alternatives was only serving to draw the nation backwards. “Very often, there are people who just criticize, criticize and criticize. There is nothing wrong with criticizing, but if you don’t suggest alternatives or do something, you may spend the rest of your life criticizing, criticizing, criticizing, criticizing. In the end nothing will come out of it. “We politicians are human beings. None of us is perfect, even though some politicians will want to believe that they are perfect. I will be the first to admit I’m not perfect. I make mistakes, yes, I have a lot of short comings and drawbacks and I should recognize these. My brother, or my sister, you also have the same. But sometimes you see mine but you are not in a position to see yours.” He warned that the world’s attention is now focused on Ghana following the discovery of oil and gas, and any negative portrayal of the country would have far reaching repercussions. “This is not the time for us to be fighting among ourselves. This is the time for us to take advantage of the opportunity that has been made available to us. And I know we can do it. We will do it, so long as we uphold what is in the best interest of our dear nation.” President John Mills condemned the increasing polarisation and insults in national discourse, pointing out that insults and a close-minded approach to dealing with national issues undermine national development. He called on the clerics and all right thinking members of the society to join the fight against abusive and divisive tendencies in the country.