How Did We Get Here?

The year is 2016 and its left with almost four months to Ghana’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. The political climate is just getting hotter and hotter with each passing day. The politicians have started traversing the length and breadth of the country in a subtle manner trying to drum home their messages to the people so as to win their votes. We all should be prepared to be fed with lies and untruths from both the ruling party and opposition parties. The insults too will not be left out. Sorry it has already started with all manner of political activists spewing all sorts of unprintable words against each other just to paint their opponents black. Just clean your ears and listen to them with rapt attention, make sure you sift the lies and the untruths out and make your choice. Its high time Ghanaians voted for politicians based on issues that will benefit the country and the people and not vote for someone because of that person’s selfish interest. How did we get here as a people?
It seems we have allowed this canker to fester for a long time without doing anything about it. We have allowed politicians to spew all manner of invectives against  each other for a long time. Which institution is mandated to check these negative attitude in our politics? What are the media houses doing about this? Dont they have code of ethics for their workers and guests who speak on various political issues? It seems this canker is getting out of hand and something drastic must be done about it. In my opinion, condemning such statements is not enough, action must be taken against such people from both sides of the political divide, the selective criticisms must stop. What is wrong is wrong and no one should justify it. Politicians must be careful when they are commenting on sensitive issues that are of national interest. They must have their facts ready with supporting evidence when they are called to justify their statements. Ghana is the only country that we have, we must cherish, protect and guard the peaceful atmosphere that we are currently enjoying. Ghana is bigger than any political party or politician. God bless our homeland Ghana…
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