The politicians in this country are the most useless bunch of leaders any country can have the misfortune of being cursed with. They have no ideas, no principles, no convictions — and all they care about is filling their pockets once they grab power.
How do you know that? Because everything they say is wholly contingent on whether they are in power or in opposition. In fact, they often say the same things against each other based on where they stand on the scale of power at any given moment.
For example, when the NDC was in power and would complain about inheriting a bad economy, the NPP would simply tell them to shut up and fix the problem because that’s why they were elected. Yet here we are, people are dying like chickens and the only thing the President has to say is to blame the previous government.
According to him, neglect from the NDC is the reason why the Adenta footbridge has not been completed, yet he has been in power two years himself and nothing has been done. Instead, they’ve watched wilfully whilst Ghanaians have died, via car accidents, on that road with nothing being done.
After the latest death sparked riots, now they are all pretending they care about the issue so much.
The President claims his government has put together “…a comprehensive plan to address systematically all these infrastructural problems, which are legacies of a past decade of neglect.”
How convenient, it has to take burning of tires and over 100 deaths on that road this year alone before the issue becomes one to care about.
If these are our leaders, what hope for the future does this country have.
Anyway, in the aftermath of the tragedy, this is what the President had to say.
“I express my deep condolences to the family of the student who lost her life yesterday at Adenta, after being knocked down by a taxi, as she attempted crossing the road on her way from school. Our nation has suffered an unnecessary loss. The scenes that played out in its aftermath are regrettable, and should not happen again.
“The Ministry of Roads and Highways is ensuring that work begins on completion of these bridges in the course of the coming week, and has put together a comprehensive plan to address systematically all these infrastructural problems, which are legacies of a past decade of neglect.
“I would urge drivers and pedestrians to obey and respect the laws on our roads. All of us, Government and the citizenry, have a collective responsibility to safeguard and preserve life. My condolences, once again, to the family.”