Ghana’s head of public sector reforms, Mr. Kusi Boafo has been touring Paul Kagame’s Rwanda and has been awe-struck as to the vast difference between his country and the new Rwanda.
Mr. Boafo in commenting on his visit and experience, admitted Ghana is way behind the country that not too long ago was decimated by conflict and civil war.
Rwanda has transformed to become Africa’s model of rapid development and people focused-good governance.
Mr. Kusi Boafo is quoted by Saddick Adams to have said: “The only thing we’ve than Rwanda is our politicians drive luxurious cars than theirs. From what I saw, Ghana is an embarrassment of a country and a total abomination to the creator”
“If we don’t stop worshipping politicians and playing foolish NPP vs NDC politics, we will suffer in future. I admit that I as a Public sector boss from Ghana, I drive a better car than their finance minister. They’ve more ambulances than we have. Ambulances even placed in farms
“There’s so much serenity in the country. I saw a Methodist Church in a village shut down because the building looked weak. Church was told to put it in good shape before they can get permit to reopen. They dont want to wait for it to collapse before they blame God
“A minister told me that in 2008, Kagame gave loans to equal number of men & women to do business. They’d account after 5yrs & the women had increased their profit in folds but most of the men didnt survive. This explains why women receive 10% higher salaries in Rwanda than men.
“We toured the country. Saw lot of big plantations like coffee, tea and others. To my amazement, there were ambulances following farmers to the plantations in case there’s an injury. These small villages had hospitals with very young efficient working medics. I was in awe.
Was stunned to learn that their minister of Public Sector Reforms schooled at the Univ of Ghana Biz Sch. A lot of them actually school in Ghana. Their free Education ends at the Junior High School Level. The Sec Schools are only subsidized.
“I was there with a 7 member delegation. We stepped out to find food. In fact there was no seller on the streets and everything was in order. With the equivalence of 40cedis, I fed all the 7 people. Rent is so controlled and accommodation is easy. I realized Ghana is in crisis.
“Police were not stopping us unnecessarily on our way so I asked the driver and he told me all vehicles are equipped with chips from the Vehicle Licensing. Once your road worthy and license are valid, you just swipe them every morning. If it expires, the police are aware.
“I think Ghana really needs a national orientation and complete reformation. We have to be truthful to ourselves we have lost track and direction. We have so much advantage over Rwanda but truth be told they are doing way way better than us. We have to stop blaming witches.”