The National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi implores Ghanaians to brush off suicidal thoughts and keep hopes alive for the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections amid the economic turmoil and rising inflation.
To him, suicide is not the answer to escape the current hardships under the NPP government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on Good Morning Ghana on Thursday, 20 October 2022, Sammy Gyamfi encouraged Ghanaians to be steadfast and that voting against the incumbent in the next polls will change Ghanaians’ fortunes.
He touted the achievements of the NDC and positioned the umbrella party as the best option to salvage Ghana from its current dire state.
“We have done that before and will do that again when given the opportunity,” he said.
“So” Sammy Gyamfi added, “Let’s just wait till the opportunity comes on 7 December 2024 for us to give our verdict and bring about the change we’re yearning for than resorting to suicide and all that.”
Last week, a young man named Kakra took his life at Kasoa in the Central Region in response to the country’s harsh economic situation.
According to eyewitnesses, prior to climbing the pylon and being shortly electrocuted, he complained about the high cost of living and how life has become unbearable for him.
Attempts by onlookers and first responders to persuade him to rescind his decision prove futile.
Sammy Gyamfi on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana commiserated with the bereaved family.
“My sincerest condolence and condolences of the National Democratic Congress to the family of Kakra,” Sammy Gyamfi said
The NDC communicator also advised Ghanaians to carter for one another in these challenging times.
“Let this be a lesson to all young people and Ghanaians that, in spite of all these hardships – what they’re going through, seek help, talk to somebody – Let’s be each other’s keeper.”
He added, “Let’s encourage them. We are in a difficult and troubled time – very troubling times. No one can survive as an Island. We need somebody to survive.”
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana