Letter to a politician
Massaging of feelings, politics of deception, divisive ultrances on
political platforms and hate speeches have been given massive clearance in
our body politics for quite some time now. My crusade is still active.
The preponderance and craftly style of making palpable falsehood appear
even more convincing than the truth through vociferous communication by
untired communicators who under the influence of their paymasters, are left
with fewer options of 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
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 turn the situation to what justice
Atubiga described as illegal political galamsey,a syphoning 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 influenced by our political biasis or any act of predilections but
rather unreserved patronage of national interest.
Political power necessary means those betrothed with political mandate must
swiftly act in the collective interest of all Ghanaians devoid of partisan
affiliations within the confines national resources.
Nailing to our psyche is the fact that political leadership are transient
but Ghana remains forever therefore any of our actions which seek to betray
our nation for selfish parochial interest will definately 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 positve
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
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.
From; Ivan Kyei Innocent/0206262717