On the eve of Ghana’s 56th Independence Day, I went to town and made the following observations about the true state of our nation Ghana. Our founding fathers who sought for Ghana to be truly independent I am sure will be turning in their graves.
First off, I woke up with no electricity. The Akosombo hydro-electric dam that had been built by the nation’s founder Dr Kwame Nkrumah still remains the main source of energy. The energy that used to cater for a few million Ghanaians now caters for several more millions 50 times over and present and past governments have not seen it fit to expand the electricity that Ghanaians use. It is however interesting that Ghana has still not abrogated its contract of supplying electricity to its neighbors Burkina Faso and Benin who have recently sent a delegation to the president of Ghana seeking to appeal for more electricity to be supplied to them, with population increases and other reasons, when Ghana itself is going through a load shedding due to inadequate supply. Ironic really!