A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, Dr Kobby Mensah, has said John Mahama’s running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang was inspirational in her acceptance speech during her inauguration on Monday at the University of Professional Study, Accra (UPSA) auditorium.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise, Dr Mensah told host Alfred Ocansey that the first female running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) touched on key issues which affect the well-being of the Ghanaian.
He disagrees with a section of the Ghanaian public who hold the view that the former Education Minister did not inspire confidence in her statement.
The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) encourage all, especially the youth to believe in themselves and in the country.
“To all the little girls and boys across our country, always dream big; remain focused. You can grow to become anything you want to be. Believe that only you can stop yourselves. It is not going to be about your parents, rich or poor; not the region you come from and whether it is endowed with resources or not”, Ghana’s first-ever female Vice-Chancellor of a public university urged.
“Remember that natural endowment is what it is; it did not come from the effort of anyone. It is nature that placed those resources there. That is why we call them natural resources. It is rather about a system that works; a functioning country that respects all its citizens and provides opportunity to all, regardless. The time is ripe for change”, she added, noting “the time is now”.
Her speech however attracted mixed reactions from the Ghanaian public
While some said she was not convincing enough in her posture, others thought she did well. Dr Kobby Mensah aligns with the former.
“I think that yesterday this woman carried a historic moment that she needed to actually demonstrate that indeed she has actually earned it.
“I think she demonstrated that. I disagree with those saying she was uninspiring, I think she was inspiring, about the scope of messages.
“She spoke about citizenship, identity, inclusion, she was actually demanding the removal of the exceptionalism in this country. People think they are exceptional”, he argued.
By: Laud Ayensu|3news.com|Ghana