Our Leaders have failed us in so many ways than one at least during the course of the last twenty odd years. They have not put in place any LONG TERM national developmental agenda that cuts across all partisan ideologies in term of infrastructural provision and development for the country; and the needed legislation that NO GOVERNMENT SHALL DEVIATE FROM.
I have been on the motorway for some days now and all I THINK OF IS MY MOTHERLAND with despair. Simple provisions to reduce road accidents are even lacking in our motherland. In the UK there is a service station at approximately every 20-25 miles on every stretch of motorway in the UK. On most motorways, drivers are constantly reminded to take a rest at the next service station because "tiredness can cause an accident and accidents KILL innocent people!!
On two occasions these reminders compelled me to join the exit from the motorway and just take a rest in the huge car park provided for motorway users to stretch me legs. I found at least 60-80 drivers just out of their cars stretching their legs, with some just about to continue their journey as other newcomers came in.
The sad state we find ourselves in Ghana is that these leaders we have had so far, are well-travelled. Most of them had some aspects of their higher education in a developed country that prides itself of all the infrastructural development which makes life worth living. IF THEY CANNOT BE INNOVATIVE, CAN'T THEY SEE AS WELL?
We have a group of elders of the council of state, most of whom, WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT, have no admiring track record in their public lives. Not to single out anyone, but FOR INSTANCE, on what beneficial take to the highest think-tank of the state, is Ms Ama Benyiwah-Doe included to the elders council of states?
WHAT SPECIALTY IS SHE BRINGING ON THE TABLE?
WHAT IS HER LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS ON A NATIONAL FRONT TO GIVE HER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AS A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE?
UNTIL WE GET A SPECIAL KIND OF LEADERS OCCUPYING THIS EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY SEAT, WE WILL KEEP MARKING TIME AND SPINNING AROUND AIMLESSLY AS A NATION.
That is a fact!!!