The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Kofi Asamoah has advised the National Security Advisor, Brigadier Nunoo Mensah to leave the country if he feels frustrated by happenings in the country.
Mr Asamoah was reacting to comments passed by the National Security advisor over the weekend when he indicated that the rampant strike actions in the country was an act of indiscipline.
?Every Tom, Dick and Harry gets up and is calling for a strike. If you don?t want the job Ghana is not a police state, take your passport and get out of this country. If you can?t sacrifice like what some of us have don?t then get out. If the kitchen is too hot for you, get out?.
These comments have received sharp criticisms from various quarters of the populace and despite calls on him to retrack and apologise, Nunoo Mensah in an interview on BBC indicated that he owes no one an apology.
Speaking on the issue on Asempa FM, Mr. Kofi Asamoah indicated that it was wrong for the National Security adviser to make those comments. He said Brigadier Nunoo Mensah as an elder, should rather help calm nerves but not inflame passions.
?Gen. Nunoo Mensah did not speak well. He is on retirement as a soldier so probably he thinks he was talking to soldiers. Ghana does not belong to him. If he thinks he is frustrated then he should rather leave the country, Ghana belongs to us and we have nowhere to go.
He is an elderly and supposed to rather help calm aggrieved workers. Unfortunately he is inflaming passions. If he says he will not apologise, fine. If as an elder and a chief advisor, his mind serves him right to talk to the nation in such a manner, then it?s up to him,? he said.