Well, the majority of voters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have spoken. Celebration is in the air for the winners, whiles the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) pack up and leave. Rumor has it that corruption had worsened during the times of the NDC incumbency, and the NPP have backing claims to put up a good show for it. However, there are skepticism about this jubilation of the NPP not lasting that long. I don’t mean to play ‘the devil’s advocate’ but, now isn’t the time to be in glory. Tomorrow’s headaches are there packed up and waiting.
It’s sad that many go through life not learning anything from history. The same dirty politics is played everywhere, and those who know little about these games find their minds outwitted by fancy words and promises which aren’t close to being feasible especially with the margin of budget deficit which the outgoing NDC have showered upon the country with surprising foundations, not forgetting DUBAI. Every Ghanaian owes almost five thousand dollars, maybe more, to all borrowed moneys from the outside countries.
Now, the NPP have come up with offering $1000, 000 to each and every district claiming it will be sufficient to put up a FACTORY, thereby creating fantastic jobs so to speak. Are they playing safe so they can share the money among themselves? Then also, the “ONE DISTRICT ONE DAM” offers another fanatic castle of which I see no reason for it to be made in the first place. Was the NPP that desperate for power that they offered even THE MOON to the chiefs and the people just to have control over our monies?
It’s interesting when many have myopic sights as to these castles built in the air.
I admire the NPP winning over the NDC with PSYCHOLOGY. But I don’t appreciate what they proclaim to be the good news of the coming generation. Definitely, the promises these political parties make are merely feasible let alone attainable in such short periods.
Let’s face facts here. Everything we politicize about, has MONEY controlling its activities. What I mean to say is, the total population of Ghana is about 27,000, 000. Out of which the working population don’t match up to that number, let alone the high rates of unemployment rendering Ghana hopping on one leg. How then are they going to produce $1, 000, 000 for their upcoming factories for two hundred and sixteen (216) districts let alone the two hundred sixteen (216) dams in the next four year term of office? To calculate, that’s like $216, 000, 000 a year for each district per factory. When multiplied over four years, that’s close to $864, 000, 000 not in Ghana Cedi but in DOLLARS!!!
Please, to-be President of Ghana, this campaign promises is not going to do us much good. Perhaps you should come up with another feasible idea that will set the foundation of Ghana straight in development not more headaches and damages.
Lest I forget, the upcoming projects which have speculated all over social media about the wonders the NPP will do, is another headache. And before those said projects can be done, a few questions need to be raised here.
Where exactly are the NPP going to get the money from? Would it be the oil revenue? The taxes? Or the NPP has some revenues sitting idle which the Ghanaians are yet to know.
Which bank will the NPP solicit these funds to start the project amidst the debt they even owe to the banks for their campaigns?
Will the foundation of several projects of the NDC come to a halt or will the NPP continue with where they left off?
If NPP decides to embark on its own projects and behaves in a way, as it did before, will that not spell doom for the nation?
Besides, the NPP refused to debate what they intend doing for the nation in the long-terms to come. That is very disappointing because many Ghanaians were hoping to hear from their point of view the blue-print for the ruling party. How solid will their grounds prove that we are forging ahead?
Most of it all, when the to-be president sits on the throne, will he think of clearing his DEBT first before thinking about others? I will not be surprised if that should happen, because NPP government did that before. History has a tendency to repeat itself, unless the to-be president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankuah, can set a new record in improving the economy which the outgoing president, John Dramani Mahama, was about accomplishing. I don’t mean to offend anybody here. What President John Dramani Mahama was doing could be the setting pace for development.
For the record, Ghana is too small to have multiple dams in all districts let alone thin out its resources over upcoming projects which will drown the nation into more debts.
Set jubilation aside and come up with plans to reduce the heavy deficits upon each Ghanaian’s head so the economy becomes a manageable one.
First it was POSITIVE CHANGE rendering Ghana HIPC. Next, CHANGE IS COMING. Another slogan for what, more accumulated debts for a small country?
Well, if the to-be president sets a positive record in the History of Ghana, then the future is bright. Remember, the multi-oppositions are watching and if the NPP makes a slight miscalculation, they are in for trouble.
Make Ghana proud.
I’m being realistic and neutral in my grounds. So, if you have anything worth contributing, that will be much appreciated rather than stick to abusive languages which leads us nowhere.