Politics of Saturday, 26 October 2013
Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Tema East, has added his voice to calls on President John Dramani Mahama to disclose the actual cause of the market fires.
Several months ago, the country was plagued with repeated cases of fire outbreaks which struck a number of markets. The markets were razed down destroying several properties worth millions of Ghana cedis and left behind rubble for the traders.
The fires puzzled the Ghanaian citizenry giving room to various speculations.
It even led to President Mahama believing the fires could have been caused by arsonists who wanted to run down his administration. And in his quest to find a lasting solution to the outbreaks, he enlisted the help of some American forensic experts to find out the root cause.
Touching on the issue, the NPP MP implored President Mahama to make the truth known and establish the link that the opposition party was behind the fires.
According to him, the report is long overdue and for that matter, it is incumbent on the President to "make public the content and details of the report because the governed want to know what is in the report. It’s not for his only consumption.”
This, he believed, will help exonerate the opposition party or prove NPP fanatics indeed masterminded the hit on the markets in the hope of making the government unpopular.