The Chief Executive Officer of Emklan Entertainment, Daniel Kofi Amoateng, known in showbiz circles as Quophi Okyeame, has asserted that democracy has not helped Ghana in making great strides.
The broadcaster and musician told Joy FM‘s Kwame Dadzie that for Ghana to achieve the desired results, it needs a benevolent dictator; “a crazier Rawlings.”
“I think we would need a benevolent dictator. If you break down the words, you will understand the kind of person we are looking for; a crazier Rawlings. Africans don’t move until there is a cane on their back,” Quophi said.
“For how long has democracy been effective in this country? Referendum was in 1992. I voted for democracy. We’ve tried it, I think we have over used it. It’s time we just bundled it up and threw it away because it doesn’t help,” he added.
Quophi noted that the general performances of successive governments have been abysmal because when they are in power they are always thinking about winning elections than doing the work for the people.
“There is a reason God gave us Kings and Queens. Every country in this world that has become successful has monarchy. Check. The Great Britain, Dubai, Brunei,” he further stated.
Reiterating the need to jettison democracy, the ‘Mesan Aba’ hit maker said: “we need a benevolent dictator; somebody who will wake up and say everybody should sleep and you dare step outside. That is the only language Africans understand.”
Quophi Okyeame is one of the many creatives who have expressed their dissatisfaction at the current state of leadership and governance in the country.
A few weeks ago, satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa also asked President Akufo-Addo to apologise to the citizens for the economic crisis Ghanaians have been plunged into.
In an interview with Joy FM, KSM said that after being driven into a ditch, the leader of the country needs to tell the people that “we are sorry.”
“The President should come and tell us that we are in a big mess. And that ‘we are sorry.’ We created this mess. The mess didn’t come from anywhere, … our own pettiness; drove us this far,” he said.
The government of Ghana has been criticised for being irresponsible and corrupt in discharge of its duties, especially not providing quality healthcare across the nation, not instituting a functional affordable housing system, lapses in the educational system, among a barrage of concerns.
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