Posted on: www.dailyguideghana.com
By William Yaw Owusu
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyaman-Rawlings, has observed that Ghana is being managed by incompetent group of people.
Wading into the much-talked-about poorly-compiled 59th Independence Anniversary brochure that has made Ghana a laughing stock around the world, Nana Konadu said common errors in the document reflect the general incompetence in the administration of the country.
“We live in a mismanaged country,” the former first lady told Accra-based Atinka FM yesterday adding, “What happened last Sunday (6th March) was so embarrassing; this has never happened in the history of Independence Day celebration before.
“Fifty-nine years down the lane, Ghana is beyond such mistakes therefore it is very unpardonable. If you see the sort of things happening in the country, it is not surprising at all.”
She also condemned how organizers of the event treated journalists at the anniversary parade and said it was time for them (journalists) to speak up.
“The treatment journalists received at the event was what they asked for. You have been given a place to stand and cover an event and you don’t complain about it, nobody will do anything about it for you. They were the right people to voice out what was good for them,” Nana Konadu pointed out.
The former first lady also commented on the protracted Fulani herdsmen issue at Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region and called on the government to drive the nomads away without hesitation in order for peace to prevail in the area.
“When my husband was president, they [Fulanis] were sacked. Nigeria did the same thing, so why can’t the current government do the same thing? Since the Fulanis are killing, we can only best classify them as criminals and we have to deal with them as the law says we do to criminals,” she charged.
In the alternative, she suggested that the local assembly should create ranches where fodders could be served to the cattle.
“It is quite unfortunate that the security agents and the government by extension, have sat down and allowed the issue to assume a fever pitch. We have always known these nomadic herdsmen to carry a rod in herding their cattle. However, these days they are seen to be wielding guns. When did we get here as a country - an era where foreigners have superiority over the local people? This cannot happen anywhere in the world.
“The government must immediately work with the security agents and make the laws of Ghana work,” Nana Konadu entreated.