Politics of Tuesday, 4 February 2014
The twi word ‘tweaaa’ is gradually becoming a popular catch phrase among Ghanaians.
The word which generated a lot of controversy is now being used by parliamentarians and politicians.
And clearly it’s obvious James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr., a former National Youth Organiser of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) does not want to be left out of the ‘tweaaa fever’.
Contributing to a panel discussion on Monday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’, Kabila, as he is popularly called, described the Mahama-led administration as ‘being worse than a tweaa government’. He made this assertion while discussing the recent introduction of user charges instituted by the University of Ghana.
The authorities of the university announced that with effect from February 1, 2014, all vehicles entering the main campus and those using the road passing through the Staff Village will pay a user charge. Private vehicles are to pay Ghc1 per entry while taxis and other small commercial passenger vehicles would be required to pay Ghc2 per entry.
According to him, the bad governance being exhibited by the current administration has brought a lot of hardship on Ghanaians with its rippling effects transcending to the economy; thus leading to the creation of this new toll.
“While discussing this issue, we need to look at the economic effects on the student populace because any form of transportation that students use in the university will incur [an] additional fee due to the new user charges. The universities are public institutions; semi-autonomous bodies assisted by government and so government should not have allowed them to seek for a loan to re-construct their own road. The only understanding one can give to this is that this is as a result of bad governance. The nation is facing difficult times and it is as a result of bad governance; insensitive, reckless governance. This is worse than tweaa governance. The earlier they do something about it the better for all of us,” he said on PeaceFM.