Ghanaians will soon feed on each other over hardship-Divine Nkrumah
The National Youth Coordinator for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP)Divine Nkrumah has warned Ghanaians will soon start feeding on each other if the economic hardship in the country is not resolved.
The outspoken young politician said we cannot pretend as if all ”is well with Ghanaians” because all is not well, and if we continue to pretend, we will regret the repercussions that will follow.
In his view, the economic redemption Nana Addo promised Ghanaians has grown from bad to worse with many citizens lamenting.
He told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that Ghanaians are witnessing hardship and if care is not taken, citizens will lose confidence in our democracy.
Divine Nkrumah said Ghanaian s voted against Mahama and brought in Nana Addo because they felt he would have been different, ”but I want to tell Akufo-Addo he is has failed. Nothing is working under him.”
He was reacting to the decision by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to allocate GHC 5.5 million approved to be to some private and non-governmental organisations in the country.
The approval is contained in an October 29, 2019 Memo reportedly signed by the GNPC Board Secretary, Matilda Ohene to the State upstream oil company’s Chief Executive. On the list include payments to the First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo’s Foundation-Rebecca Foundation and taking the lion’s share of the money is the traditional Chief of the hometown of President Akufo Addo the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin.
The Okyehen along has been greased with a staggering GHC 1.8 million from Ghana’s oil revenue to celebrate his 20th Anniversary (GHC 300,000). Another amount of GHC 1.5 million would additionally be paid to the Okyehene for “environment and greening” states the GNPC memo.
The First Lady’s Foundation will benefit GHC 120,000 from the largesse, while the Ghana Journalists Association, the Dagbon State’s Damba Festival, the Ghana Boxing Association and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) would be given GHC 50,000, GHC 400,000, US$ 30,000 and GHC 550,000 respectfully.
Commenting on the figure, Divine Nkrumah said the GNPC has been reckless in its spending.
The action by GNPC he said has confirmed claims by President Akufo-Addo that Ghana was indeed ‘sitting on money’.
He said Ghanaians are agitated especially on social media over the hardship confronting us, and should they start pouring their hearts out, we will feel sorry for ourselves.
”What I want to say is that our leaders should think about the youth. Ghanaians are feeling agitated. Ghanaians will start feeding on each other, in the sense that everyone is furious and disappointed. Those who are working are not making money, those supporting families are also struggling. Ghanaians on social media are gradually losing confidence in the democratic system. When Ghanaians lose confidence in our systems, the next available option would be disastrous. The way our leaders are misappropriating and mismanaging our resources is alarming and soon Ghanaians will come after them,” he added.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal