We are making all the bad headlines in the world, BBC has been ‘newsing’ about us for the last few weeks, from using a building in Kenya as a cover photo of GHANA BEYOND AID, to the kidnapping of foreign nationals in our country, down to the answer our president gave at Women whatever conference.
Now Canada too has informed it nationals of how bad our country is, Bole is boiling, Chereponi was on flames a few weeks ago, Terrorist attack imminent, where two Burkinabes were arrested last week and this week, BoG is busy collapsing, sorry, reforming banks, and now it has turned its daggers on microfinance and savings and loans.
Since Mahama made that infamous film show of Ayawaso to the Diplomatic core, our name as a nation has been in most of the portal news for the bad reason!
We should be ashamed of ourselves as people, where even in our Attorney Generals Department, Auditors Report on Zoomlion will disappear without a trance, we should begin to question our elected authorities what they are doing.
Yesterday night when the rain started at midnight where I stayed in Accra, all l think of is people who are sleeping on that carpet selling floor close to the traffic at Calvary Baptist Adabraka, and those at the Darkuman Circle station. I was in my room on my bed, far away from the flood, but my mind was on those people I see sleeping on the street, and those at Flood Prone areas.
Sometimes I wonder how we feel as a people, we have been promised so much by Nana Addo and his people, especially his vice, the truth is, some of us are surprised this is Akuffo Addo’s Ghana, I remember the piece I wrote here when he won the election overwhelmingly, THE TRUMPING OF THE OLDMAN!
I have regretted having hope he will be better than Mahama and his NDC batch of lazy communicators.
As I write this, look at the picture below of the kind of material being used by a contractor to construct what could be a storm drain at Pokuase, how will that withstand any rain?
Many people are in despair, and the unconcerned posture of government communicators is nauseating, and the silence of the men of God who used to take the previous government on is appalling if not regrettable!
I think we are heading towards chaos, as the BoG, for instance, think closing down financial institutions is the only MEANS OF REFORMING, culminating in senseless unemployment situation in the country.
I think we need to tell politicians the truth, the prices of things are rising, while govt is not creating jobs it has resources to be printing new currencies with millions of dollars, while the old ones have no problem of fake currencies.
I think we have to begin to question some of the decisions of our governments and ask why certain policies are made, and what are the tangible benefits to our nation? If we leave politics in the hands of politicians, we will just be hearing NDC and NPP cacophony on national issues, we will never have any meaningful development as a nation!
To our teeming youths, unemployed graduates who will soon finish National Service, and join their colleagues looking for nonexistence jobs, is better you put your political leaning aside and begin to be nationalistic and ask petty question, until we grow our minds and intellect to ask petty questions, we will never have a quota of the future that belongs to us!
May the Lord bless Ghana, and bless our leaders with HIS WISDOM…….
Gospel Klint Kwame (Prof)
University Of Ghana-Legon (Political Science Department)
Former Deputy Speaker (KTU),