The Anyaa-Sowutuom Member of Parliament has faced criticism for her recent opinions regarding the reconstruction of La General Hospital, which the government destroyed years ago but hasn’t yet completed.
Dickson Adomako Kissi stated last week that beginning work on the project as outlined in the 2024 budget will be a Christmas present to the people of Louisiana during a presentation on the floor of Parliament (November 14).
“No matter what the issues were, it has come back to bear that the loan agreement is being revisited and construction will take off and I think that this is the best Christmas gift to La. This will be our Christmas gift to La.
“In the sense that this great hospital which has touched many lives is going to be reborn and we all need to be happy,” he submitted stressing that the project is supposed to be built within a space of a year-and-half.
The mentioned project has become a symbol of the government’s failure to fulfill its commitment to provide essential infrastructure, while simultaneously dismantling existing structures that served local communities.
Those responding to a video of the MP’s statement express dissatisfaction with his use of the term ‘gift,’ emphasizing that this was a pre-existing infrastructure that was demolished. Therefore, rebuilding it is considered a matter of right rather than a gift.
Read some of the reactions below:
Mr. YAS (@itsmryas): “Christmas gift? Such impudence!”
Mr. M.B.A ???? (@NanaKwame_MBA): “You see how they talk? It gives you a clear idea of the selfish nature and irresponsible decision making bunch of individuals that you’ve chosen to lead you. I will always say this: They think we are in some sort of orphanage home and they are in the palace and it’s true.”
Matthew (@NhaWinpa): “Nonsense. As if they’re doing the people of La a favor.”
Leeno (@_leeno15): “Ghana leaders.that Parliament House ankasa the sensible people no go reach 6”
Community Two President (@johnny_session): “Shameless people.”
Riches (@samuelkwakye58): “There’s a reason why these people go around with police security because if not, as soon he leaves the Parliament then we corner am for somewhere then e tell we the same thing for there.”
Mystical (@Mysticalgee2): “Useless people any project for Ghana this Maafia’s must go for loan why?”
k’sante (@kasantej): “This is the first time I’m hearing my MP speak at parliament and this is what he’s saying?”
@Lexwils02: “Is he a medical doctor? So these people listen to themselves when they speak?”
Humble Afrikan (@yawkuulboy): “You all saw how Napo was even staring at him upon hearing that “Christmas gift” ridicule.”
Okatakyie Kwabena Ebo (@Shadows91735698): “Until we fully decentralise & each identified assembly accepts responsibility for its funds flow, we will continue to hail policy makers as our “Institution(s)” responsible for the infrastructural development of our country.”