General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has said the ruling government has lost direction and leading Ghana into the abyss.
He said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lost focus and abusing their office hence the reason for the party to join the planned ”Kum Yen Preko” demonstration.
He told the host of Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm Kwabena Agyapong that the demonstration would drum home the demand by Ghanaians on the NPP to provide better leadership.
He said Ghanaians are living the experience of bad governance under the NPP and due to that economic hardship has increased.
To him, the NPP has no sense of priority and the reason for which Ghanaians voted for them have been left to the dogs with everything upside down.
He made specific reference to the new chamber saying the NPP has lost the sense of direction completely.
Mr. Nketiah is warning Ghanaians may suffer serious crisis should they fail to rise up against the poor leadership under the government and demand for priority including the right to life, good health, education, better infrastructure including roads among others.
He said the free senior high school was facing serious challenges and ‘’instead of the government putting in place measures to scrap the double track system, they have planned to construct a new chamber at a cost of $200 million. This should be the number one priority so we expand the education infrastructure in Ghana.’’
‘’All these challenges are confronting Ghanaians and yet, we have a government prioritizing a new chamber for parliament.’’
He also bemoaned the lack of ambulances in the country and lack of hospital beds adding, ‘’the $200 million is equivalent to over GHc1.7 billion which could be used for other important activities in the country.’’
‘’Kum Yen Preko” is a demonstration slated the Coalition of Social Justice’s (CSJ) July 9 to protest what they say are difficult economic conditions.
Organizers have said the march is against ‘Hardship and Oppression’ in Ghana under the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
They say the march is a replication of the President’s own demonstration he led in 1995 in Ghana.
“Nana Addo instituted ‘Kum yen Preko’ and we are going to protest the same way under the same oppression and hardships under which he led protesters in 1995 when former President Rawlings wanted to implement the Value Added Tax in Ghana,” Sammy Gyemfi, an organizer of the march told journalists a week ago.
He added that the demonstration was also inspired by the “unfulfilled” promises of President Akufo-Addo which led to his victory.
“We had so much hope in the Akufo-Addo administration to transform Ghana after they made all those campaign promises in 2016 but it seems all these promises have become 419,” he added.