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The NPP Govt Petroleum Policy - An outrage

Comment: RE: The NPP Govt Petroleum Policy - An outrage

Author:
Joe Wasa
Date:
2003-01-21 07:30:51
Comment to:
The NPP Govt Petroleum Policy - An outrage


Good argument! But where else do you suggest we should go for the resources to drill wells for the poor people we care for so much to get potable water to drink? Certainly we cannot sink deep wells with hoes and cutlasses. Of course you agree with me that we cannot raise the taxes of those "poor people who earn less "than $2 / day".

It is always easier said than done. Ghana must develop. Majority of the people do not have the means to support the type of infrastructure that need to be in place for effective development to proceed. Yet, believe it or not, Ghanaians want to enjoy the type of good life we see on TV. The type of lifestyle that cannot be supported by our level of productivity. Imagine that some people who earn less than US$400 a month drive their private cars to and from their offices, eat a decent lunch in a restaurant, and come home to a sumptuos dinner. This may sound the norm but do we have the means to support this lifestyle? Who should pay for all these? The whiteman in Europe or Japan who bikes to his office with a brown bag containing his bread sandwich for lunch?

Perhaps the first thing to we have to do is to educate our people to cut their coat according to the size of their cloth. We do not have any business blaming the Bretton Woods Institutions. After all, they did not come to us; we went for them after all the revolutionary rhetorics to turn around the fortunes of Ghana didn't work. Please leave them alone!

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01-21 03:03
 
 
 
RE: The NPP Govt Petroleum Policy - An outrage
Joe Wasa
01-21 07:30