Opinion

A letter to politicians

Massaging of feelings, politics of deception, divisive utterances on political platforms and hate speeches have been given massive clearance in our body politic for quite some time now. My crusade is still active.

The preponderance and crafty style of making palpable falsehood appear even more convincing than the truth through vociferous communication by un-tired communicators who under the influence of their paymasters, are left with fewer options than peddling falsehood, trade in messages of threats and hatred to taint and malign the reputation of others.

Our current political posturing has created an easily accessible market facility which sustain and sell lies in a more decorated form to the poor desperate masses.

Majority of our population are unsuspectingly being exploited by politicians as pawns in their cheers game. During campaign periods, daily meals are provided, paltry amounts and needles items ranging from china phones to chamber pots are distributed to desperate voters to lure them for their mandate by pushing down their throat hook, line and sinker. The psyche which drive this act of irresponsibility and desperation is quiet scary. The poor and the unemployed youth are mostly used, a situation which is inimical to the future of our nation, out of sheer desperation and fear of dying under the unbearable weight of hunger, luxury of alternatives are not available to choose but rather the situation render the youth vulnerable, and in their desperate quest in securing jobs from these politicians, they end up being used as ambassadors of violence and invective politics.

So you now notice how revealing the evil strategy employed by some politicians in Ghana and Africa at large to resurrect the era of slave trade stands? Selling their own people to abject poverty, destructions and despair for money and fame. The voter becomes the sufferer who continues to brood in servitude of the rich. Ghana politics has hit a new era of revolution where it appears to be the only way of securing unbreakable financial survival, it has therefore turned the situation into what justice Atuguba described as illegal political galamsey, a siphoning machinery for diverting state funds for personal gains.

Acquisition of state properties illegitimately, financial malfeasances and illegal procurement tactics are the tools used to pump monies into their personal coffers, getting richer and richer at the blind side of the electorates who continue to suffer at the bare hands of poverty.

Undeniably these illegal state funds acquired are used to sponsor their immediate blood-bonds into the finest of universities at the diaspora like Cambridge, Oxford, Havard etc to prepare them towards inheriting their wicked and adventurous political empire.

This style of politics has lost its usefulness and all moral considerations and must be placed at trite corners. It reveals the conspiracy theories deliberately designed by politicians to hold this nation to ransom. Our dedication to the course of development as citizens of a country seeking to overcome the myriad of economic tussles confronting us should not be influenced by our political biases or any act of predilections but rather unreserved patronage of national interest.

Political power necessarily means those betrothed with political mandate must swiftly act in the collective interest of all Ghanaians devoid of partisan affiliations within the confines of national resources.

Nailing to our psyche is the fact that political leaderships are transient but Ghana remains forever; therefore any of our actions which seek to betray our nation for selfish parochial interest will definitely mar and corrupt the future of generation yet unborn.

Deliberately designing theories of failure for political opponents wishing them fail is as well not good for our democracy, on several platforms and occasions we notice to our disappointment, the utter seriousness across the political divide, the ploy to malign policies bond to inure positive prospects into the state’s benefits.
We have come this far only to realise the damning implications of our inactions and how much we have cost this nation in terms of development.

The singular option we have to undo the irreparable damage caused is to garner our intelligence towards rebuilding the nation selflessly and altruistically. Isn’t it surprising to see an entire bunch of intellectuals reasoning in the same direction anytime issues bothering on national interest pops up all in the name of politics? It’s indeed funny but we must rather admit such past as a mistake and move on from there.

God has not forsaken Ghana yet. The Bible is my witness.

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