How could it be said that, Ghana, the country with over 30 million population has only one small plane for the President to use for his travels? Why? Come on! Are we not better than this?
This is Ghana. We have Gold, Diamonds, Bauxite, we are now an Oil and Gas producing country. How, then, should we cheapen ourselves by having a Presidential aircraft that can take only 15 passengers? No. This is not right.
We must pause and think. The news that, our government, the Akufo-Addo government, is planning to purchase a bigger Presidential jet is a good one. Agree you not happy?
The communication director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin mentions that, plans are far advanced in acquiring a new bigger and better jet for the flying pleasure of his Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Why should some of you disagree?
There are numerous pressing issues that need urgent attention of government. Some of these issues, we know, bother on lives of the ordinary Ghanaian. The hospitals are bad, the roads are killing us, and lots of us are hungry.
Just yesterday, after a brief downpour in Takoradi, a whole hospital facility got flooded. Patients on their sick beds were literally floating on water.
We know all these. The government too is not oblivious of these facts.
But, the President of Ghana also needs to bathe in the sky before he lands in a foreign country to go about his duty. Is this also not a priority?
What will you say, if Akufo Addo goes directly to a meeting to represent Ghana with a smelly armpit? Would that not bring us disgrace? Anaaa?
Is the President's refreshments and stress-free flying not better than borehole and classroom blocks for villages? Anaaa?
Don't get mad yet. When the President was going to France to beg for debt forgiveness, and he flew on a £15k per hour luxurious jet, you were not angry. When the government was asked, through the Finance minister, to tell Ghanaians how much the cost of the travel was, there were silence. No answer till date. Ghanaians are quiet.
So, why should anybody get angry when in the midst of a pandemic, where countries all over the world have put the turning around of their economies as first on the agenda, our government is trying to by a bigger plane, ostensibly to be able to fly more officials and shower comfortably?
This is Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana. Yes. Kwame Nkrumah. The man who fought and won independence for us, yet he could not boast of a single self contain apartment for himself and his children. However, today's leadership has amassed enough on the land, and would now want to have dinner in the sky. They say, a people get the leader they deserve.
We hated Kwame Nkrumah for not living large and wearing cheap suits, so if today we have land cruiser thirsty politicians, we must be happy. Anaaa?
The government must buy the biggest plane for Akufo Addo. It must be the most expensive. Our hard-working President needs that much comfort. There are no immediate and urgent problems in Ghana today.
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