Son of Ghana’s first President, Sekou Nkrumah, has suggested to Ghana’s temporary President, John Dramani Mahama, to try his hands on running “a cattle ranch up North” if running Ghana is proving difficult for him and his Ministers.
“In other words we are fed up with ‘no water’, ‘no electricity’ for days! Are we in the Stone Age or what? He should fire his non performing ministers or resign himself!” Sekou said, obviously angry at the President.
According to Sekou, Ghana’s probllms began some 4 years ago because whilst “the then President (John Atta-Mills) Nkrumah was sick, his vice president (John Mahama) was busy writing a book about his own childhood.
“Ghana was on autopilot… With the present crisis in urban Ghana (no electricity, no water), am I justified in calling the president a truant?” Sekou asked.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah added: “People are frustrated and you wonder, I mean this is a government that was just voted into power. So we voted for them, for this kind of life? Almost like going back to the Stone Age and this is in the twenty first century,” he said.
Sekou could not help but state his disappointment with the Mahama led administration with respect to the hardship the erratic utility services supply is putting the people in his community through and Ghanaians as a whole.
“Where I am staying at ‘Agyringano’, for three days we don’t have electricity. How is the person supposed to manage? As for water it has become something you have to always buy so continuously you are under stress…and I am saying that it is not the quality of life that Ghanaians want,” he maintained.
Dr. Sekou Nkrumah emphasized the fact that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) does not have any excuse for their inability to deliver reliable electricity and portable water to Ghanaians because they have been in power for the past four years.
The former boss of the National Youth Council questioned what the NDC has been doing over the last four years giving the magnitude of the problems the country is facing.
“So what were they doing in the last four years that this situation has hit us so badly like that? It doesn’t make any sense,” he said in an obviously frustrated voice.