Whenever I believe of how much Ghana has arrive following 63 many years of independence, I am galled by the sensation of remaining born in this component of the earth and I am pressured to consider if this is how our ancestors needed the place to be soon after a extensive try for independence.
There is no question that since Ghana’s independence in the late ’50s, our leaders have undertaken all methods to build this country.
On the other hand, numerous of their initiatives have been guided much more by unjustified idealism which lacked reality, and even the place there appeared to be some expansion, it was growth devoid of enhancement.
This is mostly due to the fact that our leaders at the time failed to fork out ample interest to the equitable distribution of wealth that had been designed.
The consequence was a re-generation of poverty and its equitable re-distribution in a leveling down procedure.
This state of ours looks not to believe beyond instances and it appears to be as if we never know wherever we are heading or how to get there, or we just never know exactly what we want.
Funny ample, that is the indelible impression our leaders have presented by their capricious acts and unguided guidelines.
Underneath the Directive Rules of Condition Policy, Article 35, clause seven of the 1992 structure spells out that “As significantly as practicable, a authorities shall continue and execute jobs and programmes commenced by the earlier Government”.
This suggests that any federal government that comes in ability must keep on the unfinished projects of the preceding federal government in spite of its political dissimilarities but what do we see, governments occur in ability and neglect the unfinished tasks of the former authorities due to the fact they seem to be not to have occur from the similar political party and with the notion of “new king, new law”.
I may possibly not be wrong to say governments that have ruled the region in the 4th Republic have violated this element of the structure noting that the 5 administrations have not adopted this part of the structure not even the incumbent authorities.
Someplace in 2015, the previous government [i.e the Mamaha administration] initiated a lengthy expression Countrywide Progress System for the nation spanning a period of 40 several years which was aimed at shaping Ghana’s long term and complementing the existing improvement system for the state.
There had been a lot of criticisms from some opposition political get-togethers asking the National Growth Organizing Fee (NDPC) to re-consider the 40 yrs Nationwide Growth Plan framework to be certain continuity and stability in governance mainly because they noticed it to be hard for a political social gathering in opposition, that finds a governing coverage erroneous, to go on the do the job of the former government when it attains ability.
Having said that it appears President Akuffo Addo did not hear of former President Mahama’s 40 decades Nationwide Enhancement Approach and so he also initiated a 7-12 months Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Enhancement guidelines with the agenda for job creation, prosperity and equal opportunity for all.
Now the query is why did President Akuffo Addo initiate a 7-yr approach when there is an already existing lengthy expression policy spanning for 40 decades? Why did not he also amend the lengthy expression strategy which existed presently to suit his policies or fuse his seven years’ policy program into Mahama’s 40years prepare?
The most significant problem experiencing this place is successive governments working according to its own manifesto, neglecting the preceding government’s endeavours and jobs irrespective of their importance.
Appear to imagine of it, each and every marketing campaign is the same and it’s disheartening to say Ghanaians think according to their political alignment.
The instant it will become obvious that energy is in the palms our party we soar on it. We complain about the hardships in the place, blame the ruling federal government for every single socio-economic failure.
We rally driving opposition events and give our 1-12 months assist in get to “show our might”. Some of our musicians will select a aspect and make marketing campaign music. We take section in vigils and demonstrations to demand from customers adjust.
We christen our presidential elects in the opposition get-togethers as our saviors and use that to force our ruling governments to do quick, shoddy is effective and satisfy empty claims in the area of a few months.
We do all this and then after elections anything goes back again to the way they have been and there we see that our have year shows crumble simply because guarantees has been damaged and ideas has been left unfinished.
It is shameful how we’re contented with our one particular-day display and take the deteriorating upcoming of the country as portion of our existence and aspect of politics. We repeat the 4 years’ course of action later on, one more a person calendar year reveals and a further second in bleak foreseeable future.
Pricey Ghanaian politicians, haven’t you understood you are executing the country a disservice with the development of functioning in accordance to your personal manifesto and policy neglecting the assignments of the past governing administration due to the fact of not belonging to the identical political celebration?
Have not you also realized it is about time Ghana will get a constitutional policy or a prolonged phrase developmental plan for each authorities to observe when they appear in ability irrespective of its political distinctions?
We’re worn out of the back again and forth in each and every change of government for this reason there is the need for the constitutional or lengthy phrase prepare if not what will occur to your unfinished packages and jobs immediately after your four or 8 several years in office?
It’s significant time we start out to act as Citizens and not spectators!
God bless Mother Ghana and make her great and solid!!
The writer Philip Nii Darku Ankrah is a university student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism
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