Prince-Derek Adjei, a former Deputy Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the National Youth Authority has invented a sarcastic proverb believed to be directed at Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West constituency and Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
Following the collapse of a bridge, which had empty barrels under it, constructed by Ms Owusu-Ekuful across the Chemu Lagoon, Prince-Derek Adjei wrote: “when an ” empty barrel” builds a Bridge with empty barrels, it floats away noisily with the Borla when it rains”.
He described it as a Chorkor proverb but many on social media deduced that the words were meant for Ms Owusu-Ekuful who is in the news over the broken bridge.
Meanwhile Ms Owusu-Ekuful has attributed the collapse of the bridge to saboteurs who, she says, tampered with the bridge leading to its collapse upon the fall of the rains.
“When nation wreckers deliberately destroy a bridge meant to alleviate the suffering of many, you can only wonder what kind of people we are. For the commentators and media houses who blamed me, God have mercy on you,” she wrote on social media in the aftermath of collapse.
In the same vein, contractors, the River Restoration Limited, who executed the project, blamed the collapse on deliberately loosening of ropes that anchored the bridge to some concrete cast for strength.
“Some persons deliberately went and loosened the end ropes anchoring the concrete cast, which made the bridge shift from its original location, “Frank Ofori, an Engineer with the company asserted.
Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Development Authority, Jerry Ahmed Shaib, has lodged a complaint with the police to investigate alleged sabotage of the bridge leading to its collapse.