President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) top officials have been tagged by some Ghanaians as leaders who commission 'minor' projects. A few days ago, the people of Ghana descended on President Akufo-Addo for travelling to the Volta and Oti Region to commission a gutter and a transformer. What pains them most was that the President was in a company of over 50 V8 vehicles.
The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency and Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has also been captured commissioning a telecom mast at Yawkrom in the Western North Region. Some Ghanaians after coming across this said that the telecom mast looks like a 'bomb'. They stressed that the erection of this project looks like someone using a plank of wood to tap electricity from his colleague neighbour.
They stated that it is shame for a whole Minister to travel all the way from Accra to Sehwi to commission this 'small' project. This project can be inspected by a regional minister, Member of Parliament (MP), District Chief Executive (DCE) or even an Assemblyman. But Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful explains that this project forms part of the government’s rural telephony is being spearheaded by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), an agency under the ministry.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful also explains that this project is also a fulfilment of a promise she made to the community upon her earlier visit before the 2020 elections. Some Ghanaians said that there are a lot of companies in Ghana who can build a better telecom mass for our rural communities but the one in your pictures is a 'crab' to them.
Check out some of the comments from some Ghanaians who came across this project:
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