Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, also known as Kwaku Azar, a public intellectual, has lamented the current state of Ghana, which is experiencing teething problems in education, health, security, road infrastructure, national debt management, access to utilities, and the economy as a whole, noting that these problems persist because we have reduced our politics to who should hold which position in government.
According to Kwaku Azar, despite the fact that Ghanaians participate in politics all year, our issues remain unresolved due to our fixation on who holds which role.
“Our democracy has been reduced to who can fill what positions, with complete indifference, if not outright contempt, for problems, thoughts, and philosophy.
As a result, despite the fact that we engage in politics 365 days a year (366 days in a leap year), the challenges confronting us as a country remain unaddressed, and our problems continue to compound.
Our educational system is a shambles. Insecurity is guaranteed by our social security system. Our healthcare system is incapable of healing. Our highways are death traps. Our economy does not generate jobs. Our national debt is skyrocketing. “Our homes do not have access to water, electricity, or even toilets (WET),” he lamented.
Prof Azar stressed that even though our politics goes on unabated has not been able to ensure that all our citizens vote, adding that if “they” don’t care about all people being represented politically represented, they cannot care about their utilities( Water, Electricity, Toilet).
Read his full statement here:
Our politics has been reduced to who should hold what positions with total disregard, even disdain, for issues, ideas, and ideology.
In consequence, even though we do politics 365 days a year (366 days in a leap year), the issues facing us a nation remain unaddressed and our problems keep compounding.
Our education system is a wreck. Our social security system guarantees insecurity. Our healthcare system does not heal. Our roads are death traps. Our economy does not produce jobs. Our national debt is soaring. Our homes have no access to Water, Electricity or even Toilet (WET), etc.
In fact, the daily political noise cannot even guarantee that all our citizens vote in our elections. If they don’t care about your representation, they won’t care about your WET!!
We must begin to see the light! If they cannot keep your lights on they cannot be the way out of the darkness.
#SALL is the cardinal sin of the 8th Parliament. Judge their politics by the fight they put up for the disenfranchised.