Ghanaians are by nature not known for the maintenance and preservation of public goods. The phrase ” ɛyɛ abaŋ dia…” to wit “it’s for government so misuse is permissible” has been with us for years.
But a new generation of patriotic Ghanaians, both young and old are on the rise, to change the unfortunate afore-mentioned norm.
Enter Hnery Nii Kpakpo Thompson, the pleasant host and presenter of Citi FM and Joy FM fame!
Nii Kpakpo Thompson for sometime now has been seen making short videos on social media, notably on Facebook speaking on one issue of national interest or the other, mostly with his not too “fluent” Ga language.
And on Tuesday, Nii Kpakpo took on the impulsive socialite/ comedian, Kwadwo Sheldon for the latter’s waste of treated water in a comic video that has since gone viral.
Kwadwo Sheldon in a celebration of the announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo to absolve the water bills of Ghanaians for three months in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown, posted a video of himself sitting in a basin under a running treated water, glaringly wasting that scarce resource.
The video didn’t go down well with many and has attracted negative comments from Ghanaians from all walks of life, including Ministers of State. And on Tuesday, Nii Kpakpo also took his bite!
“…Are you stupid? Are you mad? Those wasting portable water following the President’s announcement are evil … and must be arrested…” Nii Kpakpo blasted in a video posted on Facebook.
Kwadwo Sheldon has since regretted and apologized for his “misdemeanor”.
Watch the videos of both Nii Kpakpo and Kwadwo Sheldon below:
Nii Kpakpo Thompson was with Citi FM where he produced and presented the afternoon show, Traffic Avenue and also with Joy FM where he earned greater national attention with the “Weekend City Show” on Saturday mornings. He has also hosted a couple of TV Shows on TV3, Kwese Free Sports (Viasat 1) and Joy Prime. Nii Kpapo is a graduate from the University of Ghana.
With the apology of Kwadwo Sheldon, case close, innit?