Photos of Former President John Dramani Mahama cruising off at Maasai Mara in Kenya creates the impression of much happiness than when he was at the presidency of Ghana.
The former president who is in Kenya for a “speaking engagement” seem to be cooling off from the much pressure after the loss of the highest seat of the land and also questions from the public over contesting in the 2020 upcoming elections for the National Democratic Congress.
In a tweet with photos, the former President wrote “Visiting the Maasai Mara to discover the lovely Kenyan Game Reserve”
Life out of the presidency some have predicted will be sweeter as the much loaded pressure is taken of one’s shoulders.
Some spectators have also said, the ‘real’ smile on the president’s face is a clear indication that life with him is better now.
He mentioned the removal of subsidies on fuel as one of the decisions. In a series of tweets on his first day of engagements in Kenya on Friday, the former President stressed the need for the country to “ stay on course and have policy consistency.”
Mr Mahama is in Kenya on “speaking engagements.” A statement from the office of the former President last Thursday said while in Kenya, Mr Mahama would interact with the captains of that country’s private sector at a ‘High Tea’ event hosted by the Kenyan Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
The statement, which bore the name of Mrs Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to the former President, said Mr Mahama would be speaking on “The economy in the light of elections and conducting free and fair elections.”
“The equivalent of the Private Enterprises Foundation in Ghana, KEPSA is the umbrella body of private business associations and corporate bodies in Kenya and the voice of the private sector.
“Mr Mahama will also be the guest speaker at another event organised by Rich Management Kenya today. In attendance will be the Kenyan Business Community, politicians and academia,” the statement said.
After the first engagement with private sector players in Kenya, the former President took to his twitter handle to state that democratic consolidation provided room for the private sector to grow.
“Private sector will grow with democratic consolidation and right policies. They then develop capacity to employ 10s of 1000s of young people,” he tweeted.
In other tweets, Mr Mahama said effective governance was about serving the country and its people. Democracy and politics should be about serving your people and country not a do or die affair. There is life after the presidency.”
Former President Mahama further spoke against the tendency for new governments in Africa to cancel agreements signed by previous governments.
“The tendency of new governments in Africa to cancel agreements signed by a former government does not augur well for business growth,” he said.