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Fuel shortages, the least worry of our Government

It’s evident that had our leaders been truthful and wise and clever in the least ways. Our nation would have stood up tall among nations, and it would have been a Paradise  on earth. Up until present despite the  numerous discoveries and the exploitations of so many of our precious God given resources, the nation rather drifts deeper into the arms of poverty.

  The plight of our nation rather worsens from day to day as our same heartless and insensitive President and his apparently weak minded advisors continue to heap curses disguised in the forms of taxes upon taxes upon we the citizens with its severe consequences on the poor majority of this country. And also painful is the  scrapping of every bit of subsidy on all  goods and services meant to assist the purchasing power of the  people.

  As it stands today, the artificial shortages of fuel in this moment of our time where the discovery and drilling  of large commercial quantity of Crude oil at our own shores are ongoing at this very moment as I type becomes very questionable since our status as an oil producing nation could not even salvage the situation and for weeks the nation is still thirsty for fuel to keep it going.

  So we ask, what benefits at all does our nation gain  from the exploitation of all of its resources if we still continue limping in the annals of poverty?.
It looks like leadership today has become a looting spree venture for selfish and insensitive politicians who at all cost ensure they rig elections to gain access to our state resources for their selfish gains.

  Due to this, the effectiveness  and credibility of our electoral supervising body as well as the  Ghanaian parliament has  become very questionable. If most of these dubious deals including some of which are very fraudulent were stamped and passed by this very house which is supposed to be the able body protecting the good interest of our nation goes freely without any hindrances as to its dubious nature then it certainly proves me absolutely right should I define some of the attitude of our leaders as “criminal” in its form.

  It’s in this light that makes many of us not to doubt at all that Ghana is indeed one of the worlds most corrupt country second  to Nigeria.
Meaning which ever place Nigeria falls in the world’s index of corrupt countries, Ghana will be second to it. If you may doubt me yet, I suggest you refer to some of the Master revelations by the now nicknamed Citizen Vigilante Martin Amidu (Former Attorney General) as well as other “sickening” revelations which came up during the numerous sittings of the enquiry body set up to investigate the numerous fraudulent judgement debts awarded dubiously by government to its accomplices.

  With all these cases of misappropriation, favourytism, cronies-ism, nepotism, and embezzlements done with impunity in today’s day and time  my beef is, Ghana’s parliament is it a house of fraud or serious governance ?
I personally think it’s time we impeach our head of state for all these rot under his watchful eyes and supervision because it’s so heart arching  to see all these problems arise from time to time all due to corruption and greed as he continue to heap misery upon misery onto our nation.
Government should not be immune from the laws of our state.
Peace !
–comrade
Sultan md Nuhu

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Happy Ramadan

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Happy Ramadan to all fellow  Muslims in Ghana, Africa and across the world as we embark on this honourable journey, the fast of Ramadan. Ramadan is a period of intense devotion and reflection, a period when we as Muslims are tasked to fast during the day and perform rigorous prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Qur’an over the course of an entire month to please the Mercy of our Lord.
It is a  mandated duty of every able Muslim to partake in this fasting and abstinence period.

“Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may ward off evil” so states the Holy Qur’an 2:183.
It is therefore my prayer that Muslims will use this holy month of Ramadan to pray for Allah to ward off the evils that plague our society drawing us back into evil ending.

Ramadan period is the greatest of opportunities in a lifetime for mankind which should not be wasted at all. Every seconds of this Ramadan season is a blessing and an opportunity for us to seek a new life of hope from Allah. This Glorious month should unite us and instil in us fellow-feeling, so that we can create a society where Allah will appreciate and accept our worship, granting us success in this life  and Paradise the hereafter.
Peace be on us all.!
RAMADAN KAREEM !
-Sultan Nuhu Mohammed

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Happy Ramadan

Happy Ramadan to all fellow  Muslims in Ghana, Africa and across the world as we embark on this honourable journey, the fast of Ramadan. Ramadan is a period of intense devotion and reflection, a period when we as Muslims are tasked to fast during the day and perform rigorous prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Qur’an over the course of an entire month to please the Mercy of our Lord.

It is a  mandated duty of every able Muslim to partake in this fasting and abstinence period.

“Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may ward off evil” so states the Holy Qur’an 2:183.

It is therefore my prayer that Muslims will use this holy month of Ramadan to pray for Allah to ward off the evils that plague our society drawing us back into evil ending.

Ramadan period is the greatest of opportunities in a lifetime for mankind which should not be wasted at all. Every seconds of this Ramadan season is a blessing and an opportunity for us to seek a new life of hope from Allah. This Glorious month should unite us and instil in us fellow-feeling, so that we can create a society where Allah will appreciate and accept our worship, granting us success in this life  and Paradise the hereafter.
Peace be on us all.!
RAMADAN KAREEM !
-Sultan Nuhu Mohammed

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Pokuase and Its satellite Towns Cry Over Bad Roads as Authorities Stay Unconcerned.


Deteriorated Road
Deteriorated Road

Residents of Pokuase and its satellite towns which includes Katapor, Teacher Kope, Afiaman, Abensu, Stadium junction, Mayera, Adusah among others in the Ga West Municipality are expressing dissatisfaction over the severely poor state of roads in their communities and what they say is the failure of the Member of Parliament, Moses Anim and the Municipal Chief Executive, Sam Atukwei Quaye to address the issue.
They grimaced at the very shoddy nature by which road contractors assigned to these towns carry out their works, as well as the failure by city authorities to act in providing solutions as the situation continued to soar. Residents are forced to use this same road for several years now, as a result, they have to pay more in transportation costs as some drivers of public-passenger vehicles are wary of venturing into the communities for fear of damages to their vehicles.For years one could observe that very little had been done by the city authorities to relieve residents of their social woes.”We are suffering,” said resident, Philip Ameyaw.”I have lived in this area for more than 9 years, and this is the worst condition I have ever seen the road. From here to work, it is terrible. We have to pay more than necessary to get in and out of the community; at nights we have to pay more, and most often we suffer a lot before getting vehicles to our destinations.”
“The MP and the MCE, they live in this area even though different places, we voted the MP into power because, since he lived here we thought he will be the best to help us, I have seen him almost every week in the community. Look at the condition of the roads! Good God! It is a total disgrace! And to think that we have to wait another two or three years before they call elections for anything to be done to it is sickening,” Philip added.
Mr. Awuku, a firefighter who lives in Abensu, said his major concern was that in the event of a fire outbreak in any of the residence of these communities, the response unit would find it most difficult or worse not be able to get into the community.

“The MP is responsible for around here, and since he has won the election, we haven’t seen him up and doing, he offers no representation to this constituency. We need some better roads. I’m a firefighter, and it bothers me to know that we can’t come around here to save any houses if there is fire because of the terrible road conditions,” he said.
People in the communities expressed concern that residents in need of urgent medical attention were also being adversely affected.

“Even the other day when I had to take my wife to the hospital, as she was having a baby, it took us nearly 40minutes to get out of this area, whereas if we had better roads, it would be a mere 13 minutes drive. I was in so much anguish because we needed to get to the hospital fast, and the terrible roads were delaying us,” –Michael Fiase A resident at Adusah Quarters said.

MP. Hon. Moses Anim and Representative of the MCE
MP. Hon. Moses Anim and Representative of the MCE

Earlier in January this year, the Member of Parliament Mr. Moses Anim assured residents of Abensu who were celebrating the one year anniversary of their residents Association that the road linking Afiaman to Mayera had to be postponed and awarded to a different contractor due to the shoddy nature at which the immediate contractor carried out its work.

The representative of the Metropolitan Chief Executive at the event, also re-echoed the same point the roads had been awarded on contract and assured residents of the assembly’s commitment to work and improve the general conditions within the metropolis.  Since that promise was made residents are yet to see it materialize whiles their plight soars.

Most sections of the road poorly asphalted were completely eroded as if nothing ever existed on it. Huge potholes were also visible, while in some areas, large chunks of the road had also developed huge craters caused by the recent rain fall due to the unavailability of gutters. Several motorists were also seen gingerly trying to avoid the holes.

Unhappy drivers are calling on the authorities to prioritise and improve the condition of the roads in the areas. Irate motorists are also accusing the Council of not using its resources to maintain roads. “Due to the bad roads, several people in the communities are also suffering because we have to charge sometimes more and sometimes we have to turn back at a certain point where the conditions are so bad, we cannot proceed any further,” they said.

Residents of these areas of which I`m a proud member should know that this is not about politics. Both MP and MCE have to consider the importance of these roads, and at their educational level we expect them to know the importance of having a good road network in such business centered communities, so why have they not done anything appreciable for the welfare of these very communities?.
We are very concerned about this road, it is in a deplorable condition, and these are the main roads that takes us to our various communities and homes, it certainly needs a good deal of attention.
We call on both the Member of Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive to provide much better response to the plight of the communities.
– Sultan Nuhu Mohammed, a concerned resident.

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The Shame Of Our Nation, Neglected Problems of our Ghanaian Teachers

The Shame Of Our Nation, Neglected Problems of our Ghanaian Teachers:

Pain, despair and misery are the expressions on the faces of the men and women who have taken up the profession of Teaching in our dear Ghana.
The Ghanaian government has deliberately kept our dear Teachers poorer and more poorer after retirement.

There is a poor atmosphere for them and Nobody knows better than the school teachers that are losing position on the economic ladder.
For years, authorities had swatted away complaints about Teachers unpaid salaries and certain arears, despite their everyday cries, the neglection to their cry deepens. Now they are on Strike again and others threatening to join sooner despite the short time remaininig for the BECE exams to take place.And as usual the parents of students, gov`t representatives and the media are at it again.

First, it’s really easy to scapegoat teachers because common sense prompts us to see education on the individual level. For example, a Frameworks Institute study revealed that, when people think about education, they picture a classroom where a teacher stands in front of students. When you then talk about the problems in education, all eyes turn to the teachers – they aren’t working hard enough, or they’re too greedy, or they’re not accountable. Rather than focus on education as a broken system, the debate becomes about fixing individuals teachers – how do we incentivize them, how do we get rid of the lazy ones, how do we weaken their union “bosses.”

Are there not some teachers ineffective? Surely there are, just as in any other profession. But the singular focus on teachers prevents us from seeing how the system itself needs repair. Those who lead the so-called “education reform” movement are scapegoating teachers because they want to mask the real problems, the systemic problems that lead to poor performance and problems in education.
Scapegoating public school teachers has become so popular with policymakers and politicians, the media, and even members of the public that it has blurred the reality of what’s really happening in the education sector. What’s more, it’s eroding a noble profession and wreaking havoc on student learning. We must not fail to realise that scapegoating teachers, teacher unions, and teacher education masks the real, systemic problems in this country.

We must also not fail to understand that those who scapegoat teachers may have much to gain, but students have much more to lose.
The John Mahama Gov`t should be more serious and make it a paramount objective for the welfare of teachers and education in this country, it is incumbent upon all citizens of Ghana to press on gov`t to do the right thing with regards to the welfare of teachers.