If you wear a political lens to read this article, you are likely to get disappointed. This article is based on pure reasoning and nothing else
I was on
The vehicle in which
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When it was clarified that nobody died in the accident, I was extremely happy. Our minister didn’t die. We recently lost our former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur and our former United Nations
Although our minister didn’t die in the accident, I was also extremely sad. The reason for my sadness was very simple—I was sad because hundreds of Ghanaians have died from what happened to the minister and because they didn’t get the needed emergency services such as ambulances on time to send them to
Hundreds of people have died in our communities due to lack of ambulances to transport them to
Many expectant mothers have died with their babies in their wombs due to delay labour as a result of
No life is important than others. Every life matters and if the government could immediately dispatch a military helicopter to airlift a minister involved in an accident for emergency treatment but could not provide ordinary car ambulances for our pregnant mothers and the vulnerable ones in our communities, to the point where some die with their babies in their wombs, I have every cause to be worried.
On May 6, this year,
The story said the 55 are shared among the 10 regions in the country, with the Greater Accra Region leading with nine ambulances while the Central Region had the least of two. There are 130 ambulance service stations in the country, and each is supposed to have at least one ambulance to offer emergency responses.
The minister, Mr Andah, was airlifted probably because there was no ambulance in his constituency to pick him up to the 37 Military
Nobody cares about the ordinary person on the streets. Nobody thinks about the poor. Nobody thinks about the vulnerable voters who queue for long hours amidst scorching sun to vote for them. But when they (politicians and duty bearers) find themselves in the very situation that sends thousands of other Ghanaian citizens to their early graves, they do everything possible within their power to save themselves.
Some roads in Ghana only get constructed when a political figure or an influential person dies on it or gets involved in an accident on it. Several people can die that same road but that road will never get done until either the grandson, girlfriend, or former girlfriend of a duty bearer dies on it before it attracts the attention of the people responsible for repairing it. This is not a measure of civility. It is something else.
Let us get serious with things that affect our