Ghanaian Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr Pratt Jnr has urged persons known for using the popular “Rome was not built in a day” saying in arguments and especially, on crusaders in the #FixTheCountry campaign to save their breath.
He said Ghanaians do not want a Rome which was not built in a day because that Rome was built by slaves and also on the grounds of inequality.
According to him, What Ghana yearns for was the prosperous Ghana envisage by its first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah where every child had access to quality life without hardships and not one where there were slaves and citizens.
“Rome which was not built in a day was Rome which was built by salves. That Rome which was not built in a day did not accept the principles of the equality of citizens. That Rome which was not built in a day had two categories of people inhabiting it, the citizens and the slaves, we do not want to built that Rome in Ghana, our objective in Ghana must not be to build that Rome which was not built in day. Our objective in Ghana is to build Ghana. Is to build that Ghana that Kwame Nkrumah dreamt of, a prosperous Ghana acting in consistence with other African countries to break the chain of Neo-colonialism. To build that Ghana, that new Ghana in which no child will go to be on an empty stomach,” he said.
“So those who like to repeat proverbs that they have not considered and so on should not continue to annoy the people of Ghana, our objective is not to build a Rome of citizens and slaves, our objective first and foremost is to complete the unfinished business of the independent movement”
The viewer had urged the #FixTheCountry campaigners, a team of Ghanaian youth who had taken the country by storm on social media demanding a change in governance from persons in authority to exercise patient and allow government build the country well adding Rome was not built in a day.
Mr Pratt Jnr noted it was interesting how quickly people turns to the Rome was not built in a day proverb whenever people demand for accountability from duty bearers.