- Prof Gyampo of the University of Ghana has called for the dissolution of Akufo-Addo’s government
- He said the government is only empowered to act after demonstrations, making it unfit to continue governing
- The professor was speaking about the recent violent protest at Adenta and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Political scientist, Prof Ransford Gyampo, has called for the dissolution of Akufo-Addo’s government.
The professor wants the government dissolved in the same manner that the governing council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was dissolved.
He wrote on Facebook: “Listen to the Roads and Highways Ministry fumbling on Adom Fm. He is a total disaster and a failure. Running a ministry isn’t child’s play and propaganda. Dissolve the government like KNUST Governing Council.”
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It was not immediately clear if he was serious or was being sarcastic.
His comments follows reports that a total of 194 citizens have been killed on the Madina-Adenta Highway in Accra, leading to a violent protest on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
On that fateful day, a first-year female student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) was knocked down by a car and died instantly on the highway.
The accident sparked a violent demonstration amidst burning of tyres and hurling of stones by the residents of the area, who had complained several times about the calamities they have endured for the past years as a result of the unusable footbridges over the highway.
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Obviously angered by the situation, Prof Gyampo wrote again: “Government heard the complaints about the accidents on the Madina-Adentan road and did nothing until the people demonstrated and there were casualties including loss of lives and injuries inflicted by the police on people who were drawing attention to their plight; Can we call for the dissolution of the government.”
He further urged Ghanaians to be “empowered to abandon their ‘Fama Nyame’ docility.
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Meanwhile, apart from the death of the WASS female student, another resident of the area, who has been identified as Ataa, also lost her life on the Highway last week Friday, November 2, 2018.
The government has thus announced that work on the Madina-Adenta Highway will resume “immediately”.
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