Over the years the ministry of information has existed under different names since independence in 1957. It has metamorphosed from being called the ministry of information and culture, ministry of information tourism, public relations secretariat and to ministry of communication etcetera, yet modernity hasn?t changed its up-keep. Governments have come and gone, and still do come but all seem to expect the next government to correct the pending mess around our ministries after they are gone.
It is however most worrying to realize that the National Democratic Congress?s ?Better Ghana Agenda? government is likewise following this trend. That is to say that from a survey done on the up-keep of some of our ministries on their environs and facilities is absolutely in shambles. Typical example here is the information ministry which seem to be abjectly ignored talking of over flowing weeds in their backyard, rubbish, dirt and dust almost everywhere in some quarters of their offices. It will disgust any loving Ghanaian to know that the pictures shown here are excepts of some of the terrible nature of affairs on facilities at the information ministry. It is so shameful to know that the NDC government like some past governments do not seem to be interested in protecting state properties and yet prophesy of fixing the problems of the average Ghanaian in short time when voted into power.
The above pictures are a perfect description of the state of the urinary rooms at one of the country?s most important state property in the name of the ministry of information. Above all the tooting of the government?s ?Better Ghana Agenda? one would have expected that the poor scene in pictures above should not have existed by now since they are expecting to be given a second or last chance perhaps to really tell the electorates their worth. It is a gargantuan disgrace to know that the government has overlooked this for over three years now and yet ministers run in and out of the same edifice. It is not just an eye saw for visitors or foreigners to discover such a mess in no less a place but also a big disappointment in the said ?Better Ghana Agenda? theme. However it will be wise and legitimate that examples like these will remind the NDC government to first remove the bigger peck in its eye before qualifying to remove that of Ghanaians not to talk of actually making Ghana better.