Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, Presidential Candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has advised President John Dramani Mahama to forget about sympathy and take drastic measures to fix flooding in Accra.
His advice comes after President Mahama, on a tour of affected areas in Accra, said government is always forced to hold back on its drastic measures in fixing flooding in Accra due to sympathy of the people.
“We have to take some measures to avoid this in the future. Often when these measures are drastic, you have a lot of sympathy and pressure not to take these measures. But I think the time has come for us to move houses out of the waterways. The public should understand that it is necessary to take such measures to save everybody else,” President Mahama said.
However, the businessman via his Facebook page said the fact that government has not been able to to take measures that are drastic points to a leadership failure.
Dr Nduom said, “Good leaders solve problems and fix what is broken”.
“And sympathy? What is sympathy when you are dead or your business is destroyed?” he bemoaned.
He has pledged his readiness to support any concrete and needed action to help solve flooding in the capital city.
“I am ready to support concrete, specific, needed action to solve the problem. All I ask is for the President to lead from the front. I just want President Mahama to fix this problem. He is the President of the Republic of Ghana” he added.
He assured his workers that they would not be laid off even though he has lost valuables, expensive equipment and stock meant for sale.