Nduom pushes on with his rather too apprehensive perceptions of the ‘what ifs’ that might impede the factory’s progress.
Despite the Trade minister’s clarifications on the Komenda Sugar Factory, founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom pushes on with his rather too apprehensive perceptions of the ‘what ifs’ that might impede the factory’s progress. He has recently said that God will punish anyone who might be playing cheap politics with the people over the factory.
Mahama on Monday inaugurated the sugar factory which was first built by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, but closed down due to technical and operational challenges. During the inauguration, the president stated that the revamped sugar factory would create over 7,000 jobs.
But many critics frowned against government for commissioning the factory without the essential raw materials needed for its effective running. Most of the critics were of the view that the reason behind government’s decision to hasten the commissioning was for political gains, seeing as Ghana is just a few months away from elections.
Dr. Nduom all the while has been a major critic of the factory. He had asked several pertinent questions regarding the effective running of the factory. Nduom had suggested that unavailability of resources most especially sugarcane to feed the factory, and other important factors could cripple the factory.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Spio Garbah on hearing this, took out time to trash the criticisms, stressing that the factory was 100 percent ready to operate. Dr. Spio advised critics to provide suggestions that would help the factory instead of creating ways to undermine government’s efforts.
However, Nduom pushes on once more to speak on the possible illusion of ‘a better Ghana’ which government might be trying to create in the minds of citizens ahead of the elections. The entrepreneur speaking his mind once again insinuated that God will punish anyone who plays politics with the people over this new factory whether they are in government or opposition.