Ghana Is Sitting On A Time-Bomb

Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko, Ayawaso West Wuogon Member of Parliament has warned political parties and politicians to take a cue from the Burkina Faso uprising since some are taking undue advantage of the peaceful nature of Ghanaians. According to him, the current labour unions' strike and the series of recorded cases of corruption, coupled with the various dubious contracts being awarded by government through parliament are similar cases that can trigger an uprising. In a panel discussing on Oman FM’s Morning Show, Hon. Emmanuel Agyarko said some politicians in power have become obstinate to the extent that they have developed “yentie obia” attitude because they believe they can always have their way through their dubious deals with a backing from the majority in Parliament to suppress the suffering masses. He maintained that Ghana is sitting on a time-bomb with the numerous happenings in the country as the government has taken an entrenched position by ignoring all the demands of the citizenry. He added that too much of the undue pain being experienced by Ghanaians can compel them to rise up against the government in power. “Those of us in politics, our behavior and our way of addressing issues concerning Ghanaians should be guarded; those in power saying power belongs to them and so they won’t listen to anybody’s plea should be mindful of their utterances. They feel they have the majority in Parliament to pass any bill that addresses their interest than Ghanaians...‘you can have your say and we will have our way’ attitude of politicians should stop”. “Ghanaians are watching how a Chinese bus which cost $70,000 is being sold to us at the cost of $270,000; they are watching how one particular company has been awarded all the construction contracts at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Tamale Airport and Kasoa interchange and yet there is no transparency”, he warned.