A former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey, has tongue-lashed persons criticizing President Nana Akufo-Addo, classifying them as “unwise”.

According to him, taking Akufo-Addo’s government to the cleaners now is unfair to him since those lampooning him had longer years in power, but failed to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

“All those who are making those unwise statements that Akufo-Addo has failed…I hear some of them; they have been there [for] eight years and they have not been able to do anything and they are querying those who just came,” the vociferous religious leader told the media Monday in the Eastern region.

He added: “I’m calling upon those unwise people to stop querying. They should wait and pray that this present government delivers.”

Prof. Martey called on all to rally behind the New Patriotic Party administration to succeed, adding some public officers including those in the new administration are “corrupt.”


Meanwhile, on the issue of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey, he said the menace blossomed under former President John Mahama.

According to the outspoken cleric, even though the former President assured him of steps his government was taking to address the menace, it yielded no fruits in the years that he remained President of Ghana.

“It is too early to say that the present administration is not doing well. In fact it is because they have come, and thanks to the media everybody knows that galamsey is a necessary evil which ought to be eliminated

“I don’t want to go into politics but it was in Mahama’s administration that this thing became worst, I met Mahama, we sat down and I complained about this galamsey. He told me that he was able to identify the Ghanaian who was bringing the Chinese to Ghana so they will deal with it. But rather, things got worse so if the government will sit up and selflessly manage our country, this galamsey business will be solved,” the avowed Mahama critic said.