Is Ghana’s Democracy a Curse or a Blessing? — a Communicator ask
A leading political communitor, Mr Enock Egyir from the camp of Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY) asked Ghanaian leaders and Ghanaians at large a humble question.
Ghana gained her independence on 6th March, 1957 under the leadership of Dr. kwame Nkrumah.
After his reign was toppled by a coup there were series of coups until 1992 that the Democratic Messiah, FLT LT Jerry John Rawlings who later became The Junior Jesus introduced democracy. Like the Christian Jesus brought salvation the Ghanaian Junior Jesus brought democracy. But the unanswered question at the time was, was this democracy going to be a blessing or a curse ? Well that question still remains a mystery for the future .
However through this democracy for the first time, Ghana went to the polls to elect leaders through democratic means .These leaders were called parliamentarians with an executive leader called The President. The parliamentarians were tasked by the constitution to enact laws that will assist the president in promoting good governance .
But interestingly it looks like democracy has become a curse than a blessing. Why so? Because the two major political parties have turned this democracy into a game called “tit for tat” . Today this one blames this, tomorrow the other one blames that. They are virtually the same. The interesting thing about this game is, innocent lives are used to play this game at the amusement of these leaders. When they need things to be done undemocratically they use these innocent people. They use them for violence, insults and many wrong things. And then at the end they blame each other for their mistakes. They are always quick to protect their interest and their own, when innocent citizens decide to turn on them .
These few examples will attest to my points. The Innocent young girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi, both minority and majority never boycotted proceedings, a woman who was a P.R.O for Tema branch of Ghana Ports and harbours authority was gruesomely murdered in her bedroom again there was no boycott from both majority and minority. But a minority MP was allegedly assaulted. They boycotted parliamentary proceedings so they could escort him to assist the police with investigations. Why? Because it serves their interest.
As if that was not enough they described a colleague MP who won a By Election as a “blood widow.” Very unfortunate to call these people honorable. Using abusive words in an honorable house is very shameful.
Again is this democracy a blessing or a curse ? Do you think we need a Junior Jesus or a Senior Jesus again? Well for this country to move forward we have to vote these two political parties out so an independent system will restore Ghana’s lost glory. Let the speech writer create a speech from this article, let the poet rhyme to create a poetry, let the musician create rhythm for sound and let the script writer create a drama with the title is Ghana’s Democracy a
Blessing or a Curse.
From Communication Directorate Joy 2020