I woke up to read the usual lengthy and mostly empty essays from the camp of Akuffo Addo / BAWUMIA created region’s NDC always led by my very own boss, Mr Issifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese.
In his open paragraph, he tried to make a jest of the recently popular statement of H.E the vice president, that he would prefer a Ghana card to a thousand interchanges. It is either out of shear ignorance or deliberate exhibition of propaganda for someone to downplay the importance and essence of having a national identity card or a data based. For the sake of enlightenment of those of us who have little information about how important the Ghana card is, let me give you some two or three points to show how significant it is to have a national identity card over a thousand interchanges.
With a national identity card our security can be guaranteed. We have been battling with terrorist attacks in our West African regions and Ghana can’t be off, of the list of those hooligans. With the national 🆔 we can be able to monitor and know who comes into and out of the country. It’s as the presence of peace and security that one start talking of other things such as interchanges. With a Ghana card our long standing peace and security will be reenforced thereby given us the wherewithal to talk of others.
Fraud of any form can be curb by just this identification system. We have been crying of GHOST NAMES in the public sector, corruption everywhere and with this our current ID system, all these are bound to be eliminated. Imagine the amount of money we will save as a nation, can’t that culminate to any form of infrastructure development we want?
Another most important aspect of the ID system is in terms of planning, allocation of resources, and revenue mobilization. This one alone suffice those wondering about the Veep’s statement. If with a particular system (NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM) revenue mobilization and accurate planning can be guaranteed, can’t that birth a thousand and one interchanges?
How many a student dropped out of school as a result of lack of money and the unwillingness of potential guarantors to guarantee them to have access to the student loan? Had Mr Kudus Gbeadese and the NDC a slightest appreciation of what an educated population could do, they wouldn’t even comment on the issue of the ID card been preferred over a thousand interchanges. I will urge Mr Kudus and the NDC in Nana Addo/BAWUMIA Savannah region, to read the success stories of Spain, Australia, UK and many other countries with regards to how national identification system facilitate their today’s enviable massive development.
In his second paragraph, Mr Kudus posited that H.E the Veep rundown our economy with unrealistic policies and that, it’s base on that NPP members are pushing for his presidency. The fact that a vice president in the history of our dear country is accredited with the implementation of policies by even his main opponents tells every decerning person how relevant the person is, in the management of the affairs of the nation. In one breath his policies are unrealistic and in another breath NPP is using those same policies to foil his presidential ambitions, the question is, which political party will rely on unrealistic policies for the nod of the people? Maybe Mahama will soon start campaigning by using SADA, GYEEDA, DUMSOR, and a host of other shortfalls of his failed government.
As if Mr Kudus’s preferred candidate Mahama has never been a Veep before, what was his contribution to the then government which can today be attributed to him as a Veep? None!!
Now, you described the Veep’s policies as unrealistic, reckless and borne out of incompetence? Is it the rolling out, and successfully capturing of over 16 million citizens on the national identification data base that’s unrealistic or the the failed exercise Former president Mahama supervised in 2013 that could not even issue a single ID?
Is it the mobile money interoperability that he was able to execute with around GHC 1 billion that is unrealistic and reckless or the Mahama failed GHC 2 billion budgeted for the same thing?
Is it the digital address system, paperless port, online passport, Zipline drones delivery of medical essentials, Bank and mobile money interoperability, etc that you describe as such? No decerning person will take your assertions serious.
His third paragraph sort to suggest that the President and his Veep gave a lot of promises to the people of savannah region that never saw the light of the day. He began as usual with the Damongo water project.
When it comes to this Damongo water project one would’ve thought NDC and the likes of Mr Kudus would bound their heads in shame and never mention anything relating to it. Need I remind the NDC and Mr Kudus what Mr Mahama said about this same water project?
When Mr Mahama came for the coronation of the current Yagbonwura on the 22 day of March 2010, he categorically told us he was going to tackle that problem head on as a vice president, he fortunately became a president and promise to solve it on 5th day of September 2012. What happened after all that? It pains me to the bone when our people in Damongo suffer this problem even though they had a son, brother, uncle and father who led this nation as a Veep and a president. Only for him to lose power and got up and was signing deceptive documents!
The NPP government, led by the two excellencies, has shown beyond reasonable doubt, that, they are poised in making sure the project see the light of the day, hence the reason for the sod cutting. Apart from the empty promises Mahama gave us what else did he do? If our very own did it would we be subjected to what you described as ‘deception’?
With regards to the Savannah regional house of chiefs office, let me borrow an adage in Gonja, which says “When a visually impaired person says he will throw you a stone, be sure that he steps on it,” after all Dagombas also says; “He who defeats reserves the right to swear his forefathers”. Nana Addo and Dr BAWUMIA promised us something bigger than a house of chiefs office which is, the creation of the region itself and they delivered how much more this one? In fact, by now Mr Mahama and the likes of Mr Kudus should be swimming in a pool of shamelessness for not being able to do in 8years what BAWUMIA did in just 2years for his people and Gonjas. This should be the worry of Mr Kudus and not scanty, empty essays and attacks on this covenant keeping government.
The Veep like playing with numbers because they don’t lie the bring out the facts. He gave you then, about 785 projects in the region, yet you either failed to do proper checks on them or it’s ‘yandey’ your usual propaganda to paint the picture as though they don’t exist. For the sake of readers, I will give some brief examples of some number of projects this current government initiated, or completed by constituency basis.
Damongo 66 projects
Bole/Banboi 71 projects
Salaga South 109
Salaga North 42
Daboya Mankarigu 95
Yapei /Kusogu 119
I have given you about 518 successes that I am preview to, that NPP government chalked as at the time the Veep was given you those numbers, now the numbers have gone beyond what he gave. If for nothing at all, you have seen the astroturfs in your constituency.
With regards to the Daboya bridge, we in the NPP will always remind you to bound your heads in shame. After enjoying the support of the good people of Daboya for that long, we are still here talking about the bridge, had Mahama, who is a native of my people done it would we be here. The NDC has few to almost nothing to show appreciation to the good people Daboya the reason for the overwhelming votes the NPP had in that area in the 2020 elections.
With regards to the 138km Tamale -Salaga-Mankango road, I can only pity you and the NDC propagandist because whoever use that road knows work is is steadily ongoing. From Ginaturu to Bunjai is done already do your checks.
Kpalbe district hospital is under construction, what then are you talking about? Which salaga 60 bed hospital was initiated by Mr Mahama?
I now believe the Veep assertions that you people don’t read or you read and don’t understand, was this not part of the Euroget de-invest projects which was initiated by former president Kufour in 2008 which was supposed to complete in 2011? Your incompetent Mahama and his cohort won power only to stall those projects! What a deceit from you!!
I will conclude by urging Mr Kudus to always write his lengthy essays with facts and stop trying to throw dust in the eyes of the good people of Gonja land.
BY: ADAM ABDUL MAJEED (JEEDOOR SINA) 0502766924 /0540233944