Dr. Sekou Nkrumah says the Mahama administration must reconsider its approach so as to facilitate growth of the country. According to him, the same things are being done. Nothing has changed in terms of the approach and is urging government to have a paradigm shift in the way of doing things.
The son of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has been one of the consistent critics of the NDC government. Speaking on the XYZ Breakfast show hosted by Moro Awudu, Sekou said government’s efforts at bridging the gap between population growth and infrastructural development has fallen short of expectation.
“We need to be honest with ourselves. The truth of the matter is that the population has been growing since independence…. Population is not the same as when we had independence. Government’s efforts to build the infrastructure, errr energy, roads, education, health and other aspects of how to develop a nation has obviously fallen short of expectations.”
The former National Coordinator of the National Youth Authority has argued that government’s efforts so far has impacted very little on the society because the population keeps rising.
“The very little that government do [does] seems not to have a real impact on society so you still have a lot of people who are uneducated, you still have a lot of people who don’t benefit from healthcare and housing and so on, but it’s again not sufficient enough….. Nkrumah built the dam for the industries that he had in mind. When you look at some countries like Switzerland, they build small dams to kind of supply the energy needs of the population and so you don’t need a big one. A big dam, then it’s built for a certain project in mind and that’s the industrialization that Nkrumah had in mind.”