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Nunoo-Mensah Now Detests Military Rule

The former Chief of Defence Staff has urged the youth in Africa to get involved in politics to secure the future of the continent; emphasizing that,  “We need to see more youth; 35, 40, 45 youth coming out and doing something about their future”.

The man who was once a member of a military is now against military intervention in politics.

The former Chief of Defence staff has urged the youth in Africa to get involved in politics to secure the future of the continent. 

Speaking on Asaase radio on Sunday, April 7, 2024, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces said, “Africa is in a very sad, especially the youth, very sad situation. They have no future. And so I would want them to get involved in politics. I don’t believe in military rule.”

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The former Chief of Defence Staff has urged the youth in Africa to get involved in politics to secure the future of the continent; emphasizing that,  “We need to see more youth; 35, 40, 45 youth coming out and doing something about their future”.

Recalling past experiences he disclosed that “all my colleagues were slaughtered. All my colleagues, I’m the only one that survived. For this reason, I don’t know. Why God let me survive; maybe to tell the story.”

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In his time as an advisor to presidents and his work with different political parties, he emphasized that his driving force was never political gain but rather a deep-seated patriotism and a desire to build a stable future for Ghana.

“I wasn’t a political animal . . . I cannot count myself as being a politician. All I’ve been striving for is to build a country worth living in,” he explained.

Touching on Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first president, he said, “Nkrumah wasn’t an ordinary politician . . . He must have been inspired by divine something to deliver Africans like Moses going to lead the Jewish people from Egypt.”

About the nation, Ghana, General Nunoo-Mensah said, “Ghana’s situation is like somebody who has been sick for some time. He seems to be recovering. Then there is a relapse.”

“Ghana did make me happy at the beginning, Africa as a whole… But as I journeyed my way through life, the future was there, plentiful. But we are not really getting anywhere. That is what actually saddens me”, he lamented.

According to him, “Nunoo-Mensah’s legacy transcends his military accolades, for as I speak my contributions to society, include building seven school blocks and aiding those in need. If I had one pesewa left, I would give it to them.”

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