Today, we have celebrated 58.years of independence, but as a people made poor in the midst of plenty, abundant natural resources including a human resource that is often celebrated in lands other than our own.
We have suffered under leaders – political, religious, business and social, who have promised a lot to be given the opportunity to lead but have disappointed the people with selfish partisan political and ethnic/tribal approach to governance.
Our nation is in a deadly embrace with corruption, the rot that is killing our national spirit. That rot gave birth to dumsor. That rot is what has sent us back again to the IMF.
What must we do? We must wage a relentless war on the twin evils of corruption and tribalism. We must honour the national promise embedded in our constitution to give equal opportunity to all so that all our citizens can be the best that they are willing to work hard for. It is time to make education a right through free, compulsory education through high school. We must turn politics into an opportunity to serve and not a path to grab the nation’s riches for oneself.
We need competent, incorruptible leadership to make our independence worthwhile for all the people.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, post on his Facebook wall