“The Old Order changeth, giving place to the new; and God fulfils Himself in many ways. Lest one good custom should corrupt the world” -William Shakespeare.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is so desperate to recapture power – very unlikely though – that it is ever prepared to go the extra mile to discredit every policy, programme and innovation of the administration of President Akufo-Addo.
By this unacceptable route to come to power, the party hopes to incite Ghanaians against this visionary leader God has purposely installed to turn around the fortunes of this politically long-afflicted nation called Ghana.
Thus, after President Akufo-Addo was sworn in to begin his administration, he appointed his 112 ministers to help him achieve his vision of transforming Ghana into one of the prosperous nations on the globe, the NDC vehemently criticised the size of his government. In effect, the party wanted Nana Akufo-Addo to stick to the old fashioned way of the status quo – lean government.
What the NDC forgot was that, as time changes, man should also change to suit the exigencies of the moment.
President Akufo-Addo, therefore, set out to make use of the simple economic theory of Division of Labour, assigning specific duties to each of his ministers well-versed in the areas of assignment. This has been working like magic.
Numerous cases of profitable change have been the mark of President Akufo-Addo’s administration. These include the free Senior High School (SHS), One District One Factory (1D1F), One Village One Dam ( 1V1D), paperless transactions at the country’s ports, etc.
Currently, the Ghana Health Services is in the process of using drones to supply essential drugs to remote health centres throughout the country. The company to help in this modern day of supplying drugs is Fly Zipline Ghana Limited.
As usual, however, the NDC, through its parliamentarians, has put up a spirited agenda to discredit this laudable programme, saying the cost involved is on the high side.
Some of the party’s activists want such essential drugs to be sent to the needed places, such as Afram Plains, through the use of motorbikes, one of the status quo methods that have not been helpful to the country’s advancement in development.
The programme can neatly be placed in the blanket of priority, because it involves saving precious lives, such as in cases in which some of our women during the phenomenon of childbirth lose precious blood, and some farmers bitten by snakes being at the point of death, etc.
It is very amusing that the NDC, which was well-versed in dissipating public funds during its tenure, should always labour to tacitly accuse this current administration of wrongdoing, as far as expenditure on essential policies and programmes is concerned.
By this, The Chronicle is not implying that the one at the steering wheel of the ship of state is an angel, since there is no human perfection in this world, because even the Holy Angels will be hesitant in glorifying themselves with the tag of perfection.
The painful thing is that an established corrupt and incompetent person can labour to impugn corruption to well known honest people.
What these political crabs must understand is that, the country has been permanently ushered into an era of change, leaving behind some unproductive status quo practices.
By taking this route, Ghana is sure to shine again, a fact The Chronicle does not doubt.