Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has said, the Mahama-led government has done remarkably well in initiating infrastructural developments – but needs to do more.
Mr. Pratt commended the president for his developmental projects nationally when speaking on Radio Gold.]
“When it comes to infrastructural development, I will always salute the Mahama administration because he is doing incredible things. This government has done remarkably well when it comes to infrastructural development…and I am happy but there is still a lot more to be done even for education,” He said.
According to him, even though the president’s successes speaks for itself, government communicators sometimes exaggerate unnecessarily about the achievements; thus providing fodder to the opposition to capitalize on.
“There is this talk about transformation; so much talk about transformation and sometimes I just wonder. Sometimes also, government communicators have the tendency to exaggerate and when you exaggerate, you give your opponent ammunition to use against you,” he noted.
In the course of the week, President Mahama commissioned a community day Senior High School at Kwaobaah Nyanoa in the Eastern Region – he also broke grounds for the commencement of work on the Kasoa interchange in the Central Region.
But the veteran journalist maintained that – the expansion of access to education by building more schools is not transformation.
“There can be genuine and real transformation only if there is a paradigm shift – complete and fundamental paradigm shift. If the fundamentals of our economy and so on do not change to the extent that Ghanaians begin to own their own resources…and that we are exploiting all of these resources for the improvement of our lives that will be the transformation Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah envisaged,” he said.
The Senior Journalist further touted the credentials of the Mahama administration saying the current administration is only beaten by the erstwhile Nkrumah government in the area of educational infrastructure development.
To him, it is an undeniable fact the NDC government has contributed more to the education sector than every other government since the 4th republic.
“It is a fact that beyond Nkrumah this is the government that has made the most investment in education; that is the fact,” he stated.