Mahama not losing sleep over criticisms; scandals – Quartey

Ambassador Kwasi Quartey
Ambassador Kwasi Quartey

Executive Secretary to President Mahama has indicated that criticisms against the president and series of scandalous allegations that have rocked his government are not grounding enough to deprive the president of his sleep.

The president, Ambassador Kwasi Quartey pointed out, is not worried about those criticisms and scandals, and for that matter is able to sleep easily.

The Ambassador was speaking in an exclusive interview with 3FM News’ Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah.

President Mahama appears to have developed a thick skin for criticisms, some he has described as baseless. When asked if the president is worried about the series of scandals, Ambassador Quartey replied:

“No, he is not losing any sleep over that. I see him as somebody who relaxes very easily. He sleeps very easily.”

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Communication skills

The Executive Secretary has also mounted a strong defence for the president’s communication skills.

Some utterances by president Mahama have attracted sharp condemnation from a section of the public. This includes his description of the NPP acting National Chairman as Opana and his recent reaction to the Ford Expedition controversy.

“He communicates excellently. I will say that he is somebody with a sense of perspective and a delightful sense of humor. He is able to see the funny side of things. He is somebody who is very rounded.

“…calling Opana Opana for example, whoever that is, brought in a little touch of humor and he doused the harshness that criticism was supposed to portend,” he remarked.

Deputy AU Commissioner

The renowned diplomat has announced his decision to contest the deputy chairperson position at the African Union Commission. He believes his passion and rich experience should be enough to win him the seat.

Should he win, ambassador Quartey would become the first Ghanaian to occupy an office in the administrative branch of the continental body.


Source: | Ghana

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