Gov’t Must Learn To Be Timely!

The John Dramani Mahama led administration is flip-flopping one too many.

On Monday March 3, the President cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of 50 Community Senior High Schools out of the 200 that he promised Ghanaians in the run-up to the 2012 elections, for which reason he was given the mandate.

On the same Monday morning, a press release came from the Seat of Government, the Flagstaff House announcing the reshuffle or movements of Regional Ministers to their originally designated Regions.

The question that begs asking is, what does Government want us to focus on?

The following day, which was Tuesday, headlines of most newspapers instead of capturing the sod cutting ceremony that was going to bring 50 SHS’s to many communities was rather about the reshuffle.

Timing is very important on everything government does. The effectiveness of a policy depends largely on the timing of the execution of that policy.
You cannot mix the good gesture of building SHS’s with the reshuffle of regional Ministers, who are only administrative heads of their regions.

The debate of the reshuffle had buried the sod cutting ceremony, when it should have been the other way around.

Government must be able to take advantage of the projects it executes and bring the citizenry in sync with what it does, so that the opposition cannot throw anything at them.

How many people will remember that on Monday a sod was cut for a noble project that was going to bring relief to so many students who have to trek long distances to access Secondary education, what people will be talking about for some time will be about the propriety or otherwise of the reshuffle.

We are a group of people, who are petty. One will expect that what should engage our attention should be issues of importance such as education, but no, what tickles our fancy is petty party politics, if not this should not be an issue at all.

The Government must recognize this and also be more proactive and anticipatory. It is our hope that this will not happen again.