Former Deputy Minister of Communication, Felix Kwakye-Ofosu has described the action by the National Security to evacuate traders around the private residence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as insensitive.

Mr. Kwakye-Ofosu, who described the compensation package for the evacuated traders who have been given a deadline of March 15 as woefully inadequate stated that the President must move out of his private residence to the official presidential residence.

Speaking on Accra based radio station,CitiFM, he suggested that Ghanaians should demand for the President to comply with arrangements made by the state to live in Flagstaff House which is a more secure environment in order to allow law-abiding citizens go about legitimate businesses and livelihoods peacefully.

“This is the most insensitive move and the President must take steps to reverse it. He should simply go and live in the Flagstaff House. That is what the state has provided him. It is a very secure environment constructed with over $100 million of the Ghanaian taxpayers’ money and as a people, we must try and insist that leaders comply with arrangements made by the state. We should not make it possible for leaders to choose and pick where they will stay, especially when it has the potential to create inconvenience for other lawful and law-abiding citizens going about legitimate businesses and livelihoods,” he stated