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Robert Owusu: Fixing the nation is just not sole duty of presidency

  • “Fixing the nation is the duty of all of us. If as an illustration, you throw rubbish within the gutter and the rain pushes it someplace else and blocks the movement of water and the place will get flooded who do you blame? We’re drained our place will get flooded on a regular basis… you’re accountable initially for creating that scenario, so that you don’t blame anyone.”

Robert Owusu, a veteran broadcast journalist has stated that fixing challenges within the nation should be the priority of all Ghanaians and never the only real duty of presidency.

A bit of Ghanaians just a few weeks in the past took to social media to protest over what they describe as “dangerous governance and the excessive price of residing within the nation.” This follows a rise in gas costs, Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline (LPG) costs in addition to worth for information and name.

Talking on Sunday Night time with Nana Yaa Mensah on 9 Might 2021, the veteran broadcaster stated Ghanaians should change their angle in direction of nationwide growth.

“Fixing the nation is the duty of all of us. If as an illustration, you throw rubbish within the gutter and the rain pushes it someplace else and blocks the movement of water and the place will get flooded who do you blame? We’re drained our place will get flooded on a regular basis… you’re accountable initially for creating that scenario, so that you don’t blame anyone,” Owusu stated.

He added: “The whole lot authorities, sadly who suffers put on the crown, … as a result of folks refuse to just accept that what goes improper is their duty, as an illustration why must you construct on reserve areas and water-logged areas… on the finish of the day you don’t blame anyone if the federal government decides to tug the construction down.”

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He’s admonishing Ghanaians to do the best factor as a way to contribute to authorities’s effort of growing the nation.

#FixTheCountry marketing campaign premature

In the meantime, Professor Ransford Gyampo, an affiliate professor on the Political Science Division of the College of Ghana has described the decision by #FixTheCountry campaigners for the federal government to repair the myriad of issues dealing with the nation as untimely.

Talking to Kojo Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Present (ABS) on Friday (7 Might), Prof Gyampo stated the decision can’t be justified particularly when the president continues to be within the means of forming his authorities.

“My view is that it is a new authorities, individuals are doing their very own maths and calculation and saying that authorities has been in workplace for 5 years, however in my very own pondering, I feel it is a authorities in a second time period, the federal government itself is but to be totally fashioned,” he stated.

He added, “As we communicate now ministers have been appointed however deputy ministers are but to be vetted, MMDCE’s haven’t been appointed, boards which were dissolved are but to be totally reconstituted.”

Grace interval

Prof Gyampo desires the conveners of the #FixTheCountry marketing campaign to offer the federal government at the least three months earlier than making their calls for.

“And so in my opinion, the federal government is but to be totally fashioned and so if there may be the necessity to make such calls, I’d have wished that these calls had delayed somewhat, let give them two to 3 extra months…. I feel these making the calls ought to train some restraint.”

He, nevertheless, described as unlucky the try to hyperlink organisers of the marketing campaign to components within the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC).

Injunction

In the meantime, an Accra Excessive Courtroom has banned the organisers of the #FixTheCountry marketing campaign from occurring their deliberate protest on 9 Might 2021.

The brains behind the viral #FixTheCountry campaign on social media had served discover of a public protest slated for 9 Might 2021.

In a discover to the police, the conveners stated the protest is to attract the federal government’s consideration to the unemployment scenario within the nation coupled with different unfulfilled guarantees.

“We write with regards to Part 1 of the Public Order Act (Act 491), which offers that any one that needs to carry any particular occasion throughout the which means of that Act in any public place shall notify the police of his intention not lower than 5 days earlier than the date of the particular occasion,” the discover to the police stated.

The organisers promised to think about all COVID-19 protocols, including they don’t intend to current a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Fred Dzakpata

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