#6. Mismatched priorities?
Wait a minute.
Is President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo trying to tell me that:
In the country where children still attend school under trees,
In a country that has an outdoor defecation ranking second to South Sudan,
In a country where malaria is the leading killer of children under five,
In a country where trained nurses are still struggling to be posted and/or paid after their courses,
In a country where a report showed that over 3,000 women died from pregnancy related causes in 2013,
In a country where diseases like cholera (or simply ‘poo in mouth’) can break out and result in the deaths of citizens,
In a country where the desperately dangerous mix of extreme poverty and greed has led many parents to sell their children,
And where, just last week, 6 children of the Breman Jamra KG Methodist School in the Central region died after their dilapidated classroom block fell on them,
This is the country that is hosting a 60th birthday bash in March that will cost Ghc20 million or $5 million.
It doesn’t matter that the money is not coming from the tax payers purse.
Mr. President, you need to come again.