The Leader of a pressure group, Common Sense Family (CSF), Avraham Ben Moshe, has chastised the current leadership of the country for the slow pace of development in the country.
Ben Moshe, who is part of the conveners for #FixTheCountry conveners, said the country’s progress was being delayed by selfish politicians who are put in charge of managing key sectors of the economy, alleging that those in charge are rather working for their parochial interest.
Speaking to Kwame Minkah on Tonton Sansan, the breakfast show on TV XYZ, the youth activist asserted that “politicians are murderers in disguise”, explaining that their negligence results in the killing of many Ghanaians each year.
He explained that Government appointees whose oversight responsibilities are to make sure the country’s highways are fixed and lit well to avert road carnage do not work thereby resulting in road accidents that kill many Ghanaians.
On health, Ben Moshe noted that abandoned health facilities and the lack of medical equipment in hospitals and clinics result in the death of many who could have been saved had the politicians been proactive.
“Politicians are murderers in disguise and that is why I am saying this: The dangerous roads are causing accidents. The roads are bad. Today when you are moving from Accra to Cape Coast, you spend about 6 hours. If the roads are dualized people won’t die on that stretch,” he said.
“Moshe continued, ” When the politicians do not fix the roads and health care system and you die, the politicians have killed you. They have killed you indirectly.”
The vociferous social commentator was speaking on the sidelines of the demonstration organised in Takoradi by the #FixTheCountry conveners to protest the heightening living conditions in the country, bad governance, tax hikes that have caused fuel prices to go up among other things.
At the protest last Tuesday, 21st September 2021, the hundreds and aggrieved youth called on the Akufo-Addo government to create job opportunities for the youth to help reduce the insecurity in the country.
Clad on yellow, the demonstrators chanted patriotic songs aimed at charging authorities to live up to expectations.
Moshe who spoke to Power news had reiterated that natural resources such as gold, timber and oil in the country can be processed to serve the citizenry, yet the politicians have refused to put measures in place to add value to them because they and their cronies benefit from the windfalls of ten transactions that go on between the country and their foreign counterparts.
Bemoaning the development today, Ben Moshe said the youth ought to be angry and fight the politicians in charge of manning the country.
“The youth are not angry enough,” he stated “we will put anger into the youth to rise up against the politicians of the country. When that happens they will do what we want for us.”
Ben Moshe also pledged to sustain the pressure on the government and hold talks with various youth groups to realise their rights and hold politicians to account.