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18.02.2024 Feature Article

Ghanaians are tired of empty election campaign promises - and won't tolerate them any longer

Ghanaians are tired of empty election campaign promises - and won't tolerate them any longer
18.02.2024 LISTEN

Dear critical-reader, to say that Ghanaians are tired of empty election campaign promises, is an understatement. As we speak, it is obvious to the casual observer that the vast majority of educated Ghanaians (who are independent thinkers and patriots), understand clearly that their homeland Ghana faces a situation akin to that of a nation at war.

That is why they have no intention of giving their newly-elected leaders any honeymoon periods when they assume office, after January 7th, 2025. No. No. No. The new government of the day then, must be prepared to hit the ground running. Literally. Yooooooooo...

In that light, such independent-minded patriotic individuals who love Mother Ghana passionately, want all those who aspire to lead their nation to be bold, honest and decent enough, to stop making empty campaign promises, designed to lure voters into voting them into power. They consider that unprincipled and dishonest in the extreme. Yoooooooo...

They also understand that making empty promise upon empty promise while campaigning for the pivotal 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections, will inevitably lead to subsequent mass disillusionment, and anger-inducing disappointment, in any new administration in power after January 2025 - ditto that that will eventually trigger a violent revolt by the masses, as sure as day follows night.

In their considered view, that is why all the leaderships of Ghana's political parties need to focus, instead, on clearly outlining the policy proposals they intend to implement, as well as tell voters the short, medium and longterm plans that they intend to execute, when in office - top of the list being passage of anti-corruption legislation with teeth.

The key anti corruption legislation (amongst a raft of laws designed to end high-level corruption that will prevent state-capture rent-seekers, and our system's powerful big-thieves-in-high-places who bankroll political parties, to rob Mother Ghana blind), must be legislation that will require all public officials - high and low, elected and unelected - to publicly publish their assets and that of their spouses, before assuming office, and immediately their tenures come to an end. Full stop. Yooooooo...

That must then be followed by outlining the rest of their policy proposals, and the bleeding-edge plans that they intend to implement, and execute, to enable them successfully rescue our Republic from the doldrums of bankruptcy - and transform our homeland Ghana into a happy African nation that is a prosperous and equitable society, which benefits all its societal demographics. Ghanaians are fed up to their backteeth with empty election campaign promises by political parties and politicians - and they will no longer tolerate them. A word to the wise. Yoooooooo...

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