27.11.2020 Feature Article

Has The Ghanaian Media Failed Mother Ghana Miserably?

By Not Protecting The Nation In Her Hour Of Greatest Need
Has The Ghanaian Media Failed Mother Ghana Miserably?
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Ghana has enough resources to enable it to transform itself into a prosperous, and equitable society, in which all demographics live extremely well, and enjoy some of the highest living standards in the world.

Despite our abundant resources, our beautiful motherland, Ghana, still remains a hell-on-earth, for millions, across the country. The reason is simple: The resources needed to transform our nation, continue to be looted, by respectable-looking and greed-filled thieves-in-high-places, ruthlessly asset-stripping the enterprise Ghana, by stealth.

The 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, presented the Ghanaian media with the perfect opportunity, to demand, on society's behalf, a commitment from campaigning politicians, and political parties, interacting with them, to halt the high-level corruption that has bedevilled the 4th Republic, ever since the 1992 Constitution was promulgated.

As we are all aware, high-level corruption in Ghana has steadily grown, and become ever more pervasive and entrenched - to the point where, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which, while in the political wilderness, led Ghanaians to think that it would end corruption, if given the opportunity to govern the nation - has, as we speak, today ended up as the most corrupt regime, ever, in the entire history of the 4th Republic, despite being led by a politician widely acknowledged as one of the most incorruptible public figures, ever, thus far, our hardworking and visionary leader, present-day President, of our benighted Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

President Akufo-Addo's personal integrity and incorruptibility notwithstanding, Ghana under the NPP, has had a litany of egregious public procurement scandals, such as the PDS and Agyapa Royalties transactions, which no one thought could possibly occur, under an administration led by President Akufo-Addo.

The question is: In light of all the above, would the presidential and parliamentary elections not have been the perfect opportunity, for the fourth pillar of our democratic system, the Ghanaian media, to play its watchdog role effectively, by forcing campaigning politicians interacting with them, to commit to effective anti-corruption-measures, such as passing new anti-corruption laws, giving prosecutorial powers, to Ghana's Auditors General, for example?

For failing to grab the opportunity to get campaigning politicians interacting publicly, with them, to commit to protecting public funds from respectable-thieves-in-high-places, if elected, by stopping them robbing Mother Ghana, in broad daylight, the Ghanaian media has failed miserably, to protect our nation, and its hapless citizens, when it mattered most: with the December 7th 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls voting day looming fast. Shame on them!

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