Tuesday, February 16, 2010
NDC and NPP:They know the road to power but they do not know how to solve Ghana's worsening poverty situation
That Ghana has huge natural resources and that with the right political leadership could be utilised to benefit majority of the people who are living on $2 a day is a fact. It is a fact also that Ghana is deeply poor and that Ghana since 1966 has been governed by corrupt visionless people masquerading as political leaders.There is no argument that the poverty situation in Ghana keeps worsening everyday despite the fact we have people calling themselves ministers, MPs, presidents and vice president who are drawing huge pay cheques, bonuses at the expense of the people yet do not know how to lead the people out of poverty.
Why was Nkrumah able to build the whole Tema city with roads, industries in nine years? Why was he able to build Akosombo Dam and other industries in the country within his 9 year reign? Rawlings spent 19 years in power, and there is little we can remember of him. If Rawlings had built another Akosombo dam wouldn't Ghana had been better in energy wise? Didn't Kuffour spend 8 years in power and what can we remember him of? Is it not the selling of Vodafone and other national assets?
Nkrumah from 1957 to 1966 managed to build Akosombo dam, Tema harbour, VALCO, GIHOC distilleries, Jute factory, KNUST, established hospitals, secondary schools, training and nursing schools. Rawlings in his 19 years sold almost all of these factories and where did the proceeds go? Do you? Just look through Ghana from Accra to Wa can you see anything remarkable that was done by Rawlings or Kuffour?
Why was Nkrumah able to do them? Was he a magician? No he wasn't. He was visionary, thinker, a real politician who cared for the people of Ghana and was bent on helping Ghana to develop. He knew what he wanted for Ghana and was determined to do it. He built schools, and other infrastructures that made a Ghana a middle income country. Can we say the same about Rawlings and Kuffour and Papa Attah Mills? Do they have vision...hmmm I don't think so. Are they forward thinking people who want the best for Ghanaians? Hmmmm...I don't think so.
Think twice when you vote for NPP and NDC politicians for they know the road to power but they do not know the road to solving the worsening poverty situation in Ghana.
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