New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said that Ghana is sitting on a ticking time bomb which could explode anytime from now.
Napo as he is popularly known, said his prediction is borne out of the fact that authorities in the country have never taken the pain to solve the numerous problems that affect the basic survival of the Ghanaian society.
“We (Ghana) are sitting on a time bomb…we have never taken particular interest in solving issues which affect our basic existence as a people…the same problems that affect us today would go round and come to haunt us in future…,” he lamented.
Examples of such problems he said is the Fulani herdsmen issues in Asante Akyem Agogo and the numerous chieftaincy crises across the country.
He named the over-politicization of issues of national concern as being responsible for the failure of the authorities in the country to find lasting solutions to the problems that are gradually leading to the collapse of the systems in the country.
The National Security outfit, which is mandated to protect Ghanaians, he said, is also part of the problem as according to him, the body is rather fixated on protecting regimes other than the citizenry.
“They don’t think about Ghanaians…we have never solved our basic security issue needed for our peaceful coexistence well…we are sitting on a time bomb, it can explode at anytime,” he added.
The NDC, he said policised the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis in the run up to the 2008 election just to get political favours from the people. But with the party coming to power in 2009, they have failed to find a solution to the crisis.
“The NDC also promised in page 72 of their 2012 manifesto to flush out these Fulanis and it was all for political gain…they introduced the derogatory word Fulani to qualify it but that is never the solution…,” he said.
To this end, he called on persons involved in negotiations in the Asante Akyem Fulani menace to work towards finding a lasting solution for the crisis.
And the solution, he said, should include confining the animals at specific locations.