Ghana’s Democracy has been so stable that it has become monotonous and is now comatose in response to the cries of its citizens.
The multiparty democracy descended to a duopoly that accuses each other of the most vile villainy, corrosive corruption and incompetence that is only matched by irrational recklessness with the public purse.
Intergrity and intelligence have become attributes regarded with equal disdain in public office.
The gravitas of public office has been substituted for pomp and ceremony. Now every Tom, Dick and Harry that has wealth feels qualified to vie for public office. All it requires is grandstanding and trolling out the well worn political phrases and arguments that have been heard more than a thousand times.
The nation is like a rudderless ship on the high seas. We stop only to take on fresh water and supplies on credit from IMF islands when our conditions on board are critical. We do this not to actually recover from debt, but only to avoid a mutiny.
Ghana needs to chart a new path that requires change in leadership and change in governance. Such a change is not about different parties or models of democracy using the same corrupted psyche of our society. It is rather about the mindset change needed to embrace and adhere to principles, values and processes that have served others well by creating paradigms that enable progress and empower citizens.
The nation’s that create such paradigm shifts in governance have made progress during the time we have half heartedly pretended to adopt best global practices, following countless visits and conferences to these same successful countries.
Let us face the truth right now, the nation is lost at sea and we “can’t see top” in the dark clouds that have engulfed us.
“Ghana don lose road”
Ghana is in need of an alliance of all principled reform minded activists to peacefully chart a new way forward to prosperity for all citizens. The duopoly that have empowered the culture of elite capture must end now.
All Ghanians that are not part of the elite in a comfortable lead must rise to the stark reality that faces the nation.
This reality cannot be changed by spinning and media branding. Even vicious attacks on those that speak out has lost its bite. After all “he who is down needs fear no fall”.
A United, Peaceful Progressive and Prosperous Ghana is the only vision we can have in a pan African continent.
It requires a change from the current path of divisiveness, exclusion and criminal greed if the nation is to be saved from destruction and total collapse.
Those that wish to rescue this nation must now join hands in an Alliance for a revolutionary change that builds prosperity for all Ghanaians.
Source: Dr Abu Sakara Foster Founder National Interest Movement.
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