The Ghanaian leader, Nana Akufo Addo, photo credit: Ghana media
"The African continent, looking at its resources, should give money to others not to receive it ... We must have a mentality that says we can do it ... and once we have that we will see that there is a liberating factor for ourselves.”
Those rich and valuable words of encouragement came from no one than the current Ghanaian leader, Nana Akufo Addo, in one of the first speeches which he gave in Accra, as part of an official visit by French President, Emmanuel Macron.
If Nana Akufo Addo could make such a wise and powerful statement, it means that he has an idea or knowledge to make Ghana a great country but what went wrong along the path of the leader’s governance in the country? Here, it also worth to demand if Nana Akufo Addo has been disappointed by his ministers.
A good government is built on certain principles, fair Conduct of elections, responsiveness, openness and transparency, efficiency and effectiveness, rule of law, ethical conduct, competence, and capacity, innovation and openness to change, sustainability and a long-term orientation, sound financial management, human rights, accountability and finally, cultural diversity and social cohesion.
Without these tools, a government can never be successful and it is obvious that the leadership in Ghana never takes these tools into consideration. We have seen government and senior public officials in either financial fraud or corruption scandals, yet Nana Akufo Addo allowed those people to enjoy with impunity in his government.
The Ghanaian leader has allowed corruption to thrive in his government because he feels that putting any of the corruptible heads behind bars will affect his political party but a country can never be sound or progress if such activities remain unchecked.
This one of the reasons the NPP has ruined its reputation even though Nana Akufo Addo has good plans for his country. This is also one of the reasons despite all the great efforts Akufo Addo puts in his administration, Ghana is growing from bad to worse.
Keeping corrupt officials in his party has reduced the respect many Ghanaians have for our current leader. It would have been better for Nana Akufo Addo to be seen both at home and on international platforms as an icon if had dealt with corruptible issues with an iron fist.
Since has he failed to jail any corrupt official demonstrates that he is also corrupt because birds of the same feathers flock together.
In fact, many people, including Europeans and some Africans in the Diaspora, following Ghanaian politics long-expected Nana Akufo Addo to reshuffle his cabinet or sack the ministers involved in corruptible scandals but he keeps them.
There is no intelligent or experienced world leader that will do what Nana Akufo does. It’s really shocking that this man has already survived almost four years as a leader in Ghana.
This will never happen anywhere in a developed country, based on his poor leadership and corruptible scandalous ministers, I made it clear to him that he is very lucky indeed, to be an African leader.
If an entire football team is inefficient, is the coach that is often sacked, thus, if Nana Akufo Addo can’t step down due to poor governance, then he must reshuffle his cabinet or sack the inefficient ministers in his government to build a better Ghana.
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