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General News of Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Incompetence, failed leadership, poor sanitation et'al makes Ghana a 'shithole' - Kwaku Nimo

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Governance watcher, Kwaku Nimo, says although Donald Trump had no right to describe Africa as a shithole, we should blame our leaders for failing citizens due to their incompetence.

The Ghanaian who is based in Germany, minced no words in stating, we have caused our own problem and the way the foreigners see Africa should be laid at the door step of African leaders.

‘’We shouldn’t forget that, Donald Trump, doesn’t live in Ghana but he has got a representative that is why we have the American Ambassador to Ghana. So whatever he sees here, he reports back to his master,'' he told Kwame Tutu in the studios of Rainbow Radio 87.5FM.

He wondered why our water bodies including the previously beautiful lagoon which used to be a beautiful river with fishes, would be turned into a dumping site.

He said, if the white man sees this and calls you a shithole, why do you complain? He made reference to the poor nature of our road structure at the major health facility, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, and lamented over the difficulties ambulances may have in transporting emergency cases to and from the facility.

Kwaku Nimo said, Ghana is sinking due to poor leadership, we have gold and other mineral resources and yet we are unable to develop.

He called for leaders who he described as nationalists to manage the affairs of state because what we have witnessed over the years, is nothing but partisan form of leadership.

According to him, he has not seen the change the NPP promised Ghanaians. In his view, any government that will privatize any state institution is not youth centered or does not have the interest in creating jobs for the unemployed youth.

‘’Privatizing things for the country is a crime and denies the people jobs to do. People who have bought state property should face judgment’’, he said.

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