Water must be free for Ghanaians – Casely-Hayford
Social commentator, Sydney Casely Hayford is asking the current government and successive ones to work towards providing potable water to Ghanaians at no cost.
According to him, three essential services that governments could give to its people by way of improving their standard of living are education, health and water.
Speaking on The Big Issue on Citi FM/Citi TV, he said “for me these are the three simple things you should do for your citizens.”
Casely Hayford said aside free education that past and present governments have tried to provide, the livelihood of the citizenry would be incomplete without free healthcare and water.
“Education has to be totally free from the time that you start school to when you graduate as a University student. We must ensure that it is free. As a country, it is important that our children are given free education and that is number one.”
“Secondly, health has to be free for the Ghanaian who is paying his taxes and living in this country; we must provide free health. Thirdly, we must provide free water”, he stated.
He argued that Ghana is blessed with many sources of water hence the payment for the use of water for domestic and commercial purposes should not be an option.
“We should not pay for water. Water is a natural resource, it’s available and in this country in particular we have a whole of water in abundance in land and on the coast.”
Casely Hayford further maintained that politicians on both sides of the political divide should justify the many perks they enjoy by ensuring that Ghanaians have education, health and water for free.
“You need to put in a little of tax, so everybody will have free water as an important ingredient to making sure that we have good healthcare because the two of them run parallel. If we can provide these three things to your society as a politician then you are OJ entitled to a V8.”
NPP, NDC have messed up education system by ignoring experts – Sydney
The introduction of the double track system is the latest reminder for the social commentator, that politicians have ruined Ghana’s education system.
“My view of all this that is going on is maybe simplistic… I think the politicians have messed up the education system.”
“Both the NPP and the NDC who have run the educational system have messed it up completely. They have messed it up to the point where they are jaw-jawing over who did what and who didn’t do what”, he added.
Times are hard, but keep faith with NPP’ – Gabby tells Ghanaians
A Member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has admitted that Ghanaians are still struggling to make ends meet under the Nana Addo government.
In a Facebook post, the lawyer was however quick to add that “there is a clear sense of direction on – not only where the Akufo-Addo government wants to go, but also where it is taking Ghana.
He therefore entreated Ghanaians to keep faith with government as it works to meet their expectations
“Again that the people will have the information and the patience to keep faith with the NPP. If we do not help the NPP to succeed, then I don’t know…Ghana’s destiny is tied practically to the NPP succeeding. If in doubt just observe that the Ghanaian actually holds the NPP to a higher standard than the NDC. Trust me!”