It seems like just yesterday, we were in the year 2016, and candidate Akufo-Addo was enjoying massive goodwill from the entire Ghanaian population owing to an abysmal performance by the John Mahama-led administration.
Fast forward to 2021, and President Akufo-Addo, despite the fulfilment of his free SHS promise, is struggling to convince the average Ghanaian that he has done better than his predecessor.
However, even the fact that the President appears not to be doing better than his predecessor is not as worrying as the fact that he appears to be completely out of touch with the reality of his people.
In the midst of the coronavirus-induced hardship bedeviling his people, the President has imposed more taxes, apparently in a bid to recoup losses incurred in providing unnecessary freebies last year in a bid to be re-elected.
As dumsor appears to have reared its ugly head again, and Ghanaians are lamenting what appears to be a gloomy future ahead, President Akufo-Addo, as a matter of priority, has cut sod for the construction of a house where awards will be handed in the name of the country to people whose actual contribution to national development remains questionable.
Several Ghanaians have expressed their disappointment in the President’s sense of priority via Twitter.
See some tweets below;
Your greedy President is about to waste state money on some useless Ghana Award house meanwhile Mahama 80% complete projects are left to rot. Hospitals and schools are left to rot meanwhile we need them
The President and his government is very useless pic.twitter.com/U3bQccnPCX
— Gari Soakings 📍 (@cobbyskillz) April 8, 2021
Last year you promised to build 88 hospitals and it still remains a promise; you’ve started none. Yet you’ve ‘cut the sod for the commencement of the “Ghana Award House”’? This is a misplaced priority! https://t.co/DKm3N7jE5s
— James Agyenim-Boateng (@jagyenim) April 8, 2021
What's the essence of the Ghana Award House when our children are in this Condition.
Do you even think about your citizens Mr President
Or is it because none of your relatives are among?🤦🤔
May God have mercy on you🤧😥😣 pic.twitter.com/PkXudYvqYk
— Wo trumu korr🕊🇬🇭🤔 (@KofiPooley3) April 8, 2021
Some people no dey get clean water to drink but wanna leaders dey come build Ghana award house “bibini wagyimii saa mekakyer3 broni koraa cngye ndi”
— Sb Orlando⭐️ (@starboyorlando) April 8, 2021
We dey come build ghana award house when hospitals no get beds, schools no get desks, road bad, clean places no get clean drinking water. Eiii Nkrumah, come and see the black man managing his own affairs.🤦🏾♂️
— Dr. Prof. Ayigbe Borla Bird PHD (@Mr_Ceyram) April 7, 2021
See drinking water for some side but ebi Award House or something the government want build . Twene Jonas talk aa then you people dey dis am. Misplaced priorities nkoaa 🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/f5IaKBMzI1
— Jaabs 💧 (@mo_jaabs) April 8, 2021
So as usual, the 700, gh300 Twitter are at it again. Defending everything, anything and nothing.
The Ghana Award house is a government sponsored project…Let no one deceive you. There is nothing like setting priorities in this country. pic.twitter.com/40jfP0fT6j
— elvis🇬🇭 (@elvis_quajo) April 8, 2021
Northerners no dey get potable water drink but your president say he dey go build Ghana Award House
If eno be wickedness arh then ebi what?? pic.twitter.com/do8jtDoas6
— Paa Kwesi Nduom (@papakwesi_jr) April 7, 2021
The same Akufo-Addo who completed a John Mahama project and slapped his own name on it is the one you all are shocked to know is building a 'Head of State Award House'? pic.twitter.com/NO537f2gQ5
— Nat G. Tetteh🇬🇭 (@NatGTetteh) April 8, 2021