Tuesday, April 14, 2009

100days minus 2

Pal,

Mills has made a fast move!

(did anyone say this man is slow???) Two clear days before the sound of the 100days bell the man Mills calls up journalists to put before them his account.

i'm one of those who believe that the Mills admin is slow! and i hold that belief so dear to my heart amidst all the claim that both the Rawlings and Kufuor first terms have been beaten to it by the Mills' 100days record-breaking speed.

I believe that Mills is slow not because he has not done some of the things he promised or not but simply because i look generally at the needs of this country amidst all the potentials available even with all the hurdles of the bogus Ghana constitution and i come to the conclusion that Mills is slow! so i would not bother like some are busy with themselves comparing Mills to Kufuor or Rawlings! i don't see the sense in that apart from forming a rank pattern maybe!

now, i don't know whoever came up with this idea of assessing a presidency term in 100days with funfair countdown??? who was that? i don't even want to know him or her anyway! i think it's full of fantasy!

EVERY PRESIDENT OR LEADER MUST BE CHECK AND AND RECHECK AND SCRUTINIZED AND EVALUATED AND ALL FROM THE VERY MINUTE HE/SHE ASSUMES OFFICE TO THE MINUTE HE/SHE LEAVES OFFICE. and in this case it's a 4yr long haul.

now, Mills scores himself high for 100 days when we are yet to reach 100days. i'm not sure i'd score him that high. in fact i won't. meanwhile i don't know who asked Mills and Co to promise us that they would clean up the city in 100days. On that score (and i include Zoomlion who also jumped at the idea), they get A BIG ZERO!

i'm no fun of promises like i keep saying but i knew this was going to fail and i just told myself: "let me wait and see" and i've seen. Mills is now saying it's an ongoing process. fair deal. who doesn't know that??? it would always be an ongoing process. or would it ever end??? sanitation is a big issue and i wonder why Mills would play promise with it. ACCRA IS SMELLING LIKE ROT and Mills scores ZERO from me on his own promise. period!

so much for 100days!


anyway pal,
it was a long holiday. what is Easter about again?
cheers!

8 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Novisi,

I am not sure too much has been done in 100 days. I do no think nothing has been done, though.

posekyere said...

Frankly speaking,I firmly believe that Ghana without any government at all would have even done better than what Atta Mills is 'non-doing'.
The fact is the chap is doing absolutely NOTHING!
Before anybody starts objecting, tell me what he has done since he was sworn into office?
What is the chap waiting for?
Is the issue with Mills one of slothfulness, incompetence, dread or procastination?
Maybe I am the only blind guy around. But geez, what a slow turtoise of a president we have.
Bless Nov!

Esi W. Cleland said...

I don't know about this Mills man. But it's early days yet.

novisi said...

@Nana, i agree with you!

i only look beyond the general to zero in on the sanitation situation and the 100day clock that was set for improving the mess and smell and i score Mills and his team and ZoomLion a BIG ZERO on that particular one!

i've even heard reports that steps were taken to deal with sanitation and some report by JoyFM saying some market folks are impressed by work done.

but for me the Ghana sanitation issue is such a rot that if we appreciate the issues properly then Mills would not play promise with it.

nice weekend.

novisi said...

@posekyere,
i've also been wondering whether we cannot do without a government! sometimes i wonder why we have to pay taxes only to be swindled by a few who we either elect or allow to elect themselves to lead us!

anyway, for Atta Mills though, i believe the facts speak for themselves. Personally i'm not impressed because first i'm not bothered about 100days as i'm about the needs of Ghana! and second my marking scheme is my personal manisfesto which i posted some time back (http://novisi.blogspot.com/2009/03/manifesto-president-novisi.html).

but surely some things have been done.

novisi said...

@Esi W. Cleland, i don't think it's early days at all because i believe the very minute Mills swore the oath of office was when his work began.

but of course i see what you mean. the true effects of some critical action/inaction would take some time like Obama's stimulus package needs time.

we are in a state of crises! we have always been!!! our government machinery needs to work and it must work properly!

Anonymous said...

To say it frankly, there is no way that Ghana can 'do' without a government much more better. We got a cop squad (GP), yet we can't enforce the laws and a lot more of such. Maybe that's what makes us unique. I guess we just hope true change comes to us all some day.

novisi said...

Anon,
i hope too. i guess it's what we can more easily reach out to!

hope!!!