Music Legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley has advised President Akufo-Addo to learn from Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah if he wants to leave a legacy. He is, therefore, advising the President to quit promoting his tribe at the expense of other tribes and Ghanaians.
In an interview followed by MyNewsGH.com, the Ghanaian music legend said Akufo-Addo is being tribalistic in his government appointments as Northerners and Ewes have been sidelined in favour of Akyems who are Akufo-Addo’s family members.
“It’s like it’s a tribe that has captured the power… So, everything is being diverted and given to the people of the same tribe” he said freely on Class FM 91.3 in Accra.
“Ghana is a people of different cultures, different tribes and everything… [During] Kwame Nkrumah’s time, all the tribes were part and parcel of the ministers and all that – you’ll find an Ewe man in there, a northerner in there, so-and-so in there – but right now, it looks like the thing has been shifted”.
“If you do that, what does it mean?” he asked.
When asked by Class FM host Nana Kwesi about the specific tribe under reference, he said the “Akyem side”. “It’s where the President is from; I mean the Akyem side”.
“Everything is Akyem, everything is Akyem”, Ambolley complained, saying: “But Ghana is not only Akyem, so, we need to really sit down because if you’ve been given a mandate of four years and things like that, what is going to happen after the four years or what are you going to leave behind because if look at the age of the President, he doesn’t have so many years in front of him, so, what is he going to leave behind?” he asked.
“Is it the accumulation of money or you’re going to leave something behind that the younger ones can remember you [by]? That’s what Kwame Nkrumah did. That’s why today, everywhere you go Kwame Nkrumah is relevant”.