Sir Winston Churchill said “Everyone is in favour of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say whatever they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
In brief, some people take the advantage of freedom of speech to make all kinds of speeches or “cry out loud” as if they live in the world alone. These people think they are always right; they always want to be heard first and behave as jacks of all trades but ironically, they are the masters of none.
Ghana’s election 2012 is approaching. I get sick when I tune to some radio programs in the morning. I hear virtually insults, blames and political representatives “fighting” over who is best to rule Ghana.
This is funny and somewhat shameful; because, they argue over same issues each day and these issues do not necessarily covers the real needs of the ordinary Ghanaian. They attack personalities and virtually undermine their own credibility.
Leaders who are serious about the development of its people would not spend several hours quoting the wrongs someone did over 5 years ago and using that to justify why they are doing same today.
No wonder you go for loans and grants that only permit you to use it how the ‘giver’ wants and even go ahead to use the ‘givers’ own people to undertake the project; hence the money goes back to them and Mr. /Ms Right sees no wrong with it, but boast of being a successful leader as a result of being able to construct KVIPs (local Toilets facilities) for some section of the people he/she leads.