Former Central regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has called out Sam Jonah, former President of Anglogold Ashanti to create jobs for the youth in the country and quit criticising the government.
Mr Jonah in a speech to Rotarians in Accra bemoaned the country’s enormous debt and how government continues to exceed its expenditure.
Reacting to this on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben Show,’ Allotey Jacobs challenged Mr Jonah to be like Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote and create jobs for the teeming youth instead of criticising government.
“Though we cannot compare Sam Jonah to Dangote. Dangote is far richer than Jonah. He [Sam Jonah] became head of AngloGold Ashanti we all saw what he did. Dangote is making sure that Nigerians will not import rice again that’s why they closed all their borders. He is now producing over 2.3 million metric tons with Sonia farms. He is producing a lot of things in Nigeria to make sure the country is sufficient. Dangote is sponsoring many of the Nigerian youth, sponsors advert of the country on CNN and BBC. He [Sam Jonah] can also help Ghana by creating some of the jobs here.” he said.
“Ghana currently doesn’t need criticism at this point, we must all come on board to help the nation. Even if you will criticize, it must be constructive you just don’t come and say it and later fly to South Africa. This is our country. We must all come together to help her flourish.