I am amazed by the criticisms that have been directed at President Mills by some NDC party leaders who have accused him of ignoring the so called footsoldiers of the party. I still find it difficult to understand why people like Rawlings who should no better are asking the president to give special treatment to certain groups of people in the country because they are footsoldiers. Who is foot a soldier and why should President Mills give special treatment to certain groups of people because his NDC is in power. Does
I consider myself a Ghanaian not NDC, NPP, CPP, KKU, WWW I mean I am independent and I don’t want something that belongs to all of us to be given to certain individuals because they belong to party A or B. If Rawlings thinks there are certain individuals or groups in his party that deserve special treatments, awards, jobs and what have you, then he and his party must figure out how they will deal with such a matter without drawing on the resources of our country. To ask the President to use something that belongs to the whole nation to serve the interest of certain individuals in a party is completely insane and must not be tolerated.
It is this kind of nonsense, nepotism, cronyism and unpatriotic attitude that characterized Rawlings regime which brought nothing to
If President Mills should feed NDC foot soldiers then what about the rest of the population? Should the rest of the population starve because they did not vote for NDC? Is this what Rawlings call development? It is completely childish to think that one party has won power and therefore every Ghanaian should be sacked and their jobs given to some illiterate foot soldiers? Where can such silly ideas be propagated and tolerated other than
I do not see any wisdom in a situation where one party wins power and all workers in the country have to be sacked to make way for the incoming administration and its footsoldiers. Ghanaian politicians must grow up, must begin to think positively and kick against such practices because they are recipe for our underdevelopment, poverty, laziness and inaction on the part of government. I want to urge the Mills administration to come out with policies and programmes that will provide jobs for all Ghanaians, programmes that will increase investments in the country and strengthen our economy for all to benefit.
It is also hard time we begin to see ourselves as Ghanaians rather than as members of political parties or tribes or ethnic groups. And to Rawlings I want him to know that politics is not about hating your opponents as if you bore personal grudge with someone, it is not about settling personal antagonisms but rather it is about nation building, developing strong institutions and ending poverty through the contribution of ideas from all sections of society and that includes ideas from your political opponents. I will rest my case here.