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Letter From Europe II

It is very strange that  as nations are very busy initiating and implementing policies to make their citizens enjoy better standards of living, those in Ghana are fast asleep and engaged in mudslinging, blame game and always looking for whom to blame. The Labour  Party was in power in the UK since 1997 until recently when the conservatives won elections and nowhere do we hear on daily basis that all “our problems were caused by the labour party”. However go to Ghana and it is the daily anthem that is sang on all the airwaves and in the press that every conceivable problem in Ghana today is caused by the NPP.

The NPP has not been in government since 2009 so why would the ineffective NDC  not address the nations problems head on instead of sitting in the comfort of their offices and would like practical solutions to be found by pushing every hardship to a party that has been voted into opposition because Ghanaians were looking for a new direction?

How many times have we seen the sector ministers visiting sites of accidents and incidents in Ghana? These are good for nothing functionaries whose aim of gaining power is to grow their bellies. In the advanced countries, the number one checks on these politicians are  the PEOPLE, the electorate. They are willing to hedge their lives on a situation that needs to be addressed. No one   loses their lives that the government would not  account. Every soul is worth  accounting for in those societies. They have schools for the kids to attend and the government knows if they fail the Local councils would hold them to account. They have running water because without it, those who work to pay taxes would not go to work and would embark upon strikes. They have environmental policies that people do not just stand anywhere at all to urinate or use as public place of convenience.

The Local Councillors are elected on democratic lines and are there for the local  communities and they are held in check for any misuse of the local resources.

Ghana is an old nation now, at the age of 56 we should have policy framework so that  things can move forward. Government should not be the only employer in Ghana that employs only those who are in the colours of the party in power. Resource allocation should be based on the principles of equity and fairness. We should not allow the Press and the other media like the Radio,TV and other communication networks to be run purely on propaganda and lies. The Ghanaians own Ghana, those in government are our agents to make sure we have quality of life which is not based on the Cockerel,Umbrella,the Elephant etc. but the national agenda borne out of the colours of our flag.

It is time we stood up for the cause of: Freedom and of Right …

Ghana should belong  to all the peoples of Ghana and political parties should only be seen as vehicles mobilised to win elections  and after elections, whoever wins should focus on the RIGHTS of the Ghanaian 100%. Can these politicians be held to account? It depends on our resolve and collective will as a people of our destiny: Better standards of Living and Low cost of Living, with equal rights.

Started Ghanamindset in 2011 purposely to help our Ghanaian society have a better view of appreciating that mediocrity has never built and develop any nation. We have this layback attitude that we always think,when something is going wrong, " I am not responsible to fix it". There are many instances that we could have applied common sense to tackle a situation but our laissez-faire attitude would let us walk past unconcerned. Born and educated in Ghana in 1952 and currently living in the UK.

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