Prior to the assumption to the Presidency by Nana Addo, many were of high hopes, given the Utopia and juicy promises he and his vice made to Ghanaians.
Among them included; the promise to allocate 1 million dollars annually to all constituencies. This was one of the NPP government’s promise in their manifesto.
It is a fact that for the past five years they have been in government, we have continued to hear rhetoric of assurance and high hopes.
The President is on record to have said that Ghanaians don’t need any assistance from the western nations and that “WE ARE ALREADY SITTING ON SIGNIFICANT WEALTH “
The Vice President is also on record to have said that the 1 million per Constituency was available and was inviting Constituencies across the country to meet in Accra for their share.
All these lofty promises have become a mirage, as the government has not been able to fulfill them.
There was even the unbelievable promise to develop interconnected railways, roads, ports, and harbours (RRHPs) systems. Every Ghanaian now knows that the roads in Ghana are not interconnected.
Because of these promises, Nana Addo managed to deceive many Ghanaians into voting for him even though he knew they were unattainable.
We have heard specific years ‘DECLARED, for roads in the past but its fulfilment was rather widespread cases of accidents and sheer dust on untarred roads.
Nana Addo also promised “Water For All” Programme for Ghanaians. This campaign promise was to ensure that every Ghanaian had access to potable water.
This campaign promise has not been achieved 5 years on. Since the government made these pledge to the people of the country not even a single water project has started. Cost of Water is now so high and many households find it difficult to afford it.
Above all, just when we thought the lies had come to an end the President surprises us with another gargantuan promise to conjure 111 Hospitals.
In anticipation of these hospitals, the President woke up and saw some “stupid” teachers and hit them hard with another promise of building 10,000 housing units in any part of the country for them.
But what shocked me most was the simultaneous applause from the “so called” intellectuals, who should have questioned the integrity of the President’s promises.
As it stands now, records have shown that Ghana’s housing deficit stands in excess of 1.7 million and the question of affordability also becomes an issue, yet, the actions of Nana Addo and the Bawumia government has left projects like the Seglemi affordable housing project, started by the Mahama government, to lie and rot to the detriment of poor tax payers.
There are also the Kindergarten places for all four-year-old children in the country. We have seen video footages and shocking reports several times on how school pupils have to lay on their bellies from the first day at school to when classes end.
We are also aware of unavailability of textbooks in our schools. For almost three years the managers of education under Nana Addo have changed the curriculum.
The wide spread reports of how John Mahama’s E-blocks have been abandoned whilst students continue to struggle for space for academic activities is a question of leadership, and this attest to the kind of poor leadership President Nana Addo and his NPP is offering Ghanaians.
One cannot forget the Keta harbour, and fishing harbour promised in Accra. For Keta, at least, the poor leader has appointed a Chief Executive for non-existing port to add up to the cronies who are milking the scarce resources whilst we, the young people continue to struggle for employment.
The country needs a tested honest leader anchored on knowledge and vision and who is candid and open with people for whom leadership is offered.
That leader is his Excellency the former President John Dramani Mahama.
It is only at that stage that our beloved Country Ghana will experience that transformational leadership that it deserves.
Our beloved Country needs to be rescued from this 419 Government headed by president Nana Addo and Dr.Mahamadu Bawumiah.
Author: Charles Cardinal