'We need industrialization not gimmicks' - Akomfrah

He said this incident “demonstrates the way we have been running our country. We’ve gone around in circles and sacrificed the dreams of the people.”


The General Secretary of the party, Nii Armah Akomfrah said Ghana at the moment needs mass industrialization and not “gimmicks.”

President John Mahama on Monday commissioned the rehabilitated Komenda Sugar Factory in the Central Region to begin operations.

However, the Central Regional Minister, Kwaku Rickets Hagan said the factory will be closed down for maintenance just after two days of commencing activities.

Contributing to a panel discussion on the matter on Accra-based Joy FM, Mr. Akomfrah accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of continuously trying “to put itself out as wanting to continue the work of the CPP or continue his ideas but the hollowness of it all at every point in time is exposed.”

He argued that “this whole business of setting it up and shutting it down after two days and the Minister says it is not unusual. Of course it is not unusual to shut down factories…but this whole issue about it needs to go into maintenance is bogus! Let’s face fact, it’s bogus!”

He insisted that no amount of justification can compensate for the shoddy job the government did with the project.

“We’ve gone round in circles. We have continuously shut down everything that was in place, we’ve grounded Ghana Airways and we’ve turned the plane into a fufu chop bar. This piece meal, gimmicky way of doing things is putting the cart before the horse.”


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