Blame past and present governments for national crisis

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Accra, Feb 25, GNA – The Volunteers for Nduom 2016 (VN16), a youth organisation within the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has blamed past and present governments for the current mess including the growing unemployment rates saying, they failed to do the right things when presented with available options.

Mr Richard Nii Amarh, National Coordinator of VN16, at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, cited the numerous problems including the poor state of health of Ghanaians, environmental challenges, energy crisis, poor water supply among other things that were confronting the country and said they were unacceptable.

He said ‘we had all been aware of the growth rate of our population’, and ‘we had been warned of the current global warming that has the effect of disrupting rainfall patterns’, yet in spite of all these warnings, successive governments have made no adequate projections and implemented plans that would ensure an increase in the generation capacity of potable water and electricity to commensurate the population growth.

‘Today, the economic condition of the country is that of severe hardship. Babies are dying because of ‘dumsor’ and the absence of incubators in our hospitals’, he said.

He said, ‘We have allowed cholera to kill our people when the liquid waste and refuse, which is the number one cause of this disease, can be used to provide gas fuel for cooking and even power thermal plants when managed properly’.

He said in the view of the VN16, Ghana had been unnecessarily mismanaged because although it had abundant resources, both natural and human, bad leadership had succeeded in disintegrating her societies and left majority of people impoverished.

He spoke about the worsening unemployment situation as existing companies were currently unable to expand and absorb more hands, while new ones only register and remain non-operational due to unchecked and unfair competition from foreign companies.

Nii Amarh called on all well meaning Ghanaian to throw their weight behind Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom who had demonstrated his strong leadership qualities by expertly managing over 50 business entities and provided a secured livelihood for over 20,000 individuals and their families, as well as ensured quality service delivery for enhanced national development.

The VN16, he said would mobilise all available resources to support and campaign vigorously for the victory of Dr Nduom and the PPP in the election 2016.   GNA


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