ARE WE GROWING WISER? OR WE ARE JUST GROWING TALL?

And again, it is here. The Accra floods. This is not the first time. And it sure won’t be the last of its kind. Elsewhere, Mahama has called Oko Vanderpuye to ring the flagstaff bell and assemble the team; the Red Cross, the National Disaster Management Committee, and a couple of pot-belly ministers.

Elsewhere, Uncle Oko has mobilised some insulting bags of rice, sugar and toiletries. They’re for the victims; poor citizens who have lost their cars, their buildings, their life-time savings and investments; their sweats. Poor citizens who have lost their relations to floods. They will be compensated with chicken thighs and rice.

Elsewhere, a writer has pulled his long quill and has dragged his parchment close to him, ready to scribble lines of tears, of fears, and of lame blame like I’m doing here. So the million dollar question is, ARE WE GROWING JUST TALL? Can’t we grow a bit wiser?

How much money has Ghana not received to end this annual floods? How many promises have not been made to make this flood a thing of the past? Are our leaders sick-headed? Or we, the masses, are rather insane?

Flashback to March 10, 2012, graphic.com reported, “Ghana Gets $795m To Reconstruct Accra Drains, Western Rail Lines”

Also on Thursday, June 5, 2015, Mahama’s words on an age-long flood that has become a mass annual celebration reads “I have directed the finance minister to release funds for the construction of storm drains; and I promise this floods will not happen again in future” Where did the money go?

Are we stupid? Or we’re animals? Our leaders are damn shit and heartless!!

 

JET ALAN.13418862_10209657770909989_4574458899694587652_n

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Jet Alan is an emerging Ghanaian writer who graduated from the University of Cape Coast in the year 2013. He’s currently a columnist with Ghana’s major online news portals, Ghanaweb and Modernghana. The young writer has also had a couple of his works featured in some of Ghana’s widely-read newspapers, notable among them are The Mirror and The Ghanaian Chronicle. He basically writes opinionated articles on topical issues that excite his interest.