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Opinions of Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Columnist: Ahmed, Musah

To The NPP, 2011 Would Be A Year Of Pain And Agony

Many are those who had wished seeing this newly born year,
2011, but then have missed it in one way or the other.

Those of us, who are fortunately alive to see and celebrate
the year, do not have that because of who we are and what our statuses are. It
is by the power of the Omni-potent God ,
who has the sole responsibility of
taking away who He wishes as well as
maintaining and retaining those He had chosen to live and serve Him by
way of love, compassion and respect for
all creatures especially mankind, no
matter who they are in the society.

Let us not forget that service to humanity is a service to
God, who entrusts mandates into the hands of rulers to lead and serve as Vicegerents
in this world.

It is obvious that all prophets and messengers sent by God
were made up of some qualities including the following: humility, sincerity, and
respect for others and above all, God fearing.

President Mills, the president who Ghanaians mandated the
affairs of country of ours, in about two
years has exhibited almost all the remarkable qualities of God sent leader to rule
wonderful people of this country to the promised land.

I am not by this accession saying that he (President Mills)
is a prophet, but a messenger of God
sent to Ghana with good wills and to put
smiles on the faces of all Ghanaians.

Remarks from even his opponents in the NPP and others are
good signs for Ghana, as they (NPP members) continuously express express
uncountable desires towards the quality
of this great incorruptible man, in
terms of honesty, humility, respect for others even those without his
government and finally, his commitment towards delivering on the Better Ghana Agenda.

The performance of the President Mills’ administration over
t he period of two years, has been tremendous and commendable, looking at how
the nation’s economy has been handled and infrastructural deficits have been
quite addressed. This was the reason why the Economists Intelligent Unit (EIU),
Forbe’s global business ranking as well as the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
lauded Ghana for her outstanding performance in the Economic world.

I hope we Ghanaians are keeping eyes on the performance of
the NDC government, but do not know whether we have got to realize why the
opposition NPP has been crying foul about the performance of the NDC government
so far.

The efforts made by the government in providing affordable
housing to Ghanaians through the STX deal, the collateralization of part of the
future oil revenue (the Heritage Fund) as well as the wonderful developmental
budget for the 2011 fiscal year were all
criticized by members of the NPP and even termed as “CAUSING FEAR AND PANIC”.

The question is: In who were those fears and panics

I don’t wont to think that the moves made by the NDC
government in ensuring putting the lives of Ghanaians on the better pedestal by
realizing the above listed efforts, are in one way or the other putting panics
and fears in the NPP, as they think effecting those efforts would cripple them
and hence deny them better campaign messages come 2012 election, which should
not be the case.

Ghanaians deserve better living conditions and constructive
criticism in making their lives better but would not forgive anybody who tends
to undermine any efforts that would make them happy.

We thank God that the collateralization of some part of the
oil revenue has been approved by parliament, as it would not have been wise for
people lacking basic amenities like good drinking waters, health facilities and
others be made to die all in the name of saving for the future generation,
whiles arrangements could easily be made for both current and future generations
to benefit from the revenue.

Do not Ghanaians living in the rural areas deserve good
drinking waters, health facilities, schools and other basic social amenities
like those of us in the urban areas? Or
do they not deserve happily like their other colleagues in the cities?

Please, opposition does not mean denying others better
opportunities that would make them happy, all with the prime aim of sabotaging
good works of other parties for political gains.

If initiatives being made by this government to help put the
lives of Ghanaians on the better pedestal, by implementing the ideas stated
above was CAUSING FEAR AND PANIC within the NPP, then I can assure them that
2011 is going to be a year of “CAUSING PAIN AND AGONY”, since it is going to be
the year in which much more actions would be realized so that the lives of
Ghanaians would be better of.

God bless President Mills.

God bless Ghana.

Wishing all Ghanaians a prosperous happy new year.