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27.12.2019 Feature Article

Ghana, The Rich Country Ruined By Lack Of Good Leadership

Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of Ghana but unlike European farmers, many Ghanaian farmers live in poverty. Photo credit: Giz. Deutsche
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Agriculture plays an important role in the economy of Ghana but unlike European farmers, many Ghanaian farmers live in poverty. Photo credit: Giz. Deutsche

Ghana is one of the famous or great countries in Africa, often heard on the lips of even Europeans and Americans, the fact that slaves were taken from this country and also the first sub-Saharan African country to gain its independence in 1957, through hard-working politicians, including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

But when analyzing how well Ghana serves its citizens, you will quickly find out that it is a country in which the common people have suffered a great deal politically and economically, since from the time Kwame Nkrumah was deposed.

Chronic corruption, tribalism, nepotism, and crime, have affected all its sectors, including its judiciary system.

Being one of the largest producers of Cocoa, bauxite, gold, timber, etc, Ghana has all that it takes to be a very powerful country economically and politically in the world.

The recent oil recovery in the country should have been a major booster to its economy, yet the impact of Ghana’s resources in the country is a disaster. Many people are extremely poor.

The impact of innovation which is rapidly changing countries is rarely seen in Ghana, yet; innovation is fundamental and essential for economic and social progress.

In particular, with such rich resources, Ghana should have been in a period of strong acceleration, change, and developments, to support or improve the living standard of the people and the organizational processes of businesses.

Since resources are being wasted due to the lack of proper utilization and corruption, living in Ghana is now hell.

Politicians in power wouldn’t like to accept the fact that they have failed the people, for the fear of losing elections. This is very common in third world politics, one of the reasons despite how rich Africa is millions live in poverty.

In order to be able to experience the effect of transformation and development in Ghana, like Rwanda, the former war-torn country, Ghana needs intelligent leaders who will acknowledge the fact that the success of a country is the commitment to its citizens.

The people first, not corrupt politicians.

Joel Savage
Joel Savage, © 2019

Joel Savage is a Ghanaian-Belgian journalist and author. The accredited press-card holder of the Flemish Journalists Association once contributed regularly to the features column of the Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Ghanaian Times and the Weekly Spectator. The writer currently lives in Belgium., Column Page: JoelSavage

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