The time has come for citizens to apply level-headedness in the choices they make during presidential and parliamentary elections in order not to commit the same mistakes we have been making as a people.
We have been going to polls as a people since 1992 after the PNDC had disrupted the country’s political history. And ever since that time, Ghana has been marching forward and backward economically.
This is due to the fact only a few people among those vying for political leadership have the country at heart. Only a few people are patriotic and prepared to offer selfless service to Ghana. But a greater chunk of the people who campaign for political positions only want to amass wealth by stealing the people’s money. Such people can only be described as economic vampires. They come in sheep’s skin but turn out to be wolves later. And such has been the trend since 1992 till this time.
A popular axiom states that not all that glitters is gold. Simply put, not all people who desire to climb the political ladder through browbeating the people with ‘sweet talk’ are sweet-minded. They say one thing and do another. It is undoubted that such misconduct has cost the country a lot while the good people have become victims. This is because most Ghanaians never conducted due diligence to assess the personalities that stood before them during the periods of electioneering to be able to come out.
Apart from the president, who is largely charged with the management of the economy, the polls even give more attention to the selection of Parliamentarians who are expected to make laws. The appointment of DCEs and MCEs, who are supposed to ensure the practical development of our communities, is left to the President. Parliamentarians are heckled by the constituents to provide all manner of assistance while DCEs and MCEs are left to squander the monies allotted to them for development without prosecution.
The fact of the matter is in so far as the appointment of DCEs and MCEs are done politically, the communities would continue to lack development.
Given such a scenario, BUSINESS GUIDE can only advise Ghanaians to sit up and rethink their choices as they go to the polls since not all that glitters is gold. What we should ask ourselves is: “What have these people who are parading themselves on campaign platforms as angels and saying all manner of things into our ears been able to do to change our lives as a people?” We must access their track-record.
The ball is now in our court. Let us take off our partisan caps and put on the patriotic cap of genuine critical thinking and analysis, which can take us to our promised land by selecting a good and pragmatic leader for the next four years.
BUSINESS GUIDE wishes all Ghanaians well. Long Live Ghana!