Ghana attained republican status 60yrs ago on 1st July 1960. By Republican status, Ghana was totally liberated. OMG, I can’t believe I forgot to celebrate such an august event. Well, I don’t know if it’s worth celebrating taking into account that most Ghanaians are not mentally or psychologically free and independent.
To attain Freedom and or Liberty, integrity is key to harnessing the freedom to promote critical thinking, creativity, and development.
Politics is a way of life that everyone must embrace. We are affected directly or indirectly by politics. Therefore, we are all supposed to engage and contribute independently to the political discussion without selling our conscience to political parties.
However, most Ghanaians are enslaved by politics and political parties. Instead of being supporters/citizens that applauds when things go well and criticise when things go wrong.
Unfortunately, most individuals: Chiefs, health workers, Security personnel’s, Academics, Media personnel’s, CSO, heads of so-called independent institutions, lawyers, Judges, students, to mention but few have been enslaved.
The cause of this enslavement is simply for money, power and fame (MPF). To attain MPF one must trade Integrity, Conscience, Hard work, Personal liberties and Truth.
No wonder you listen to interview or comments from people who should be role models that should have known better. You are left speechless and only to burry your head in shame. Clearly, some individuals have lost their free universal sense (Common sense).
I do panic, fear and often get scared for the future. Well, there seems to be no future. The very foundation to development Education has received it share of politicization. Students are trained to be job seekers (dependent) rather than job creators (independent).
Tertiary institutions have become the hunting grounds for the political parties to get the new batch of well-armed political slaves. Something the youth should trend cautiously with. A call to serve is a must and must be done with dignity and integrity. However, a call to loot must be called out and shamed. Don’t eat your future now and suffer when they are RIP after looting everything.
I stand for Truth Not Trends; I speak for Liberty not Lies
Just for the records, as an academic, scientist, and citizen, I did not support the continuation of NHIA registration in the midst of Covid-19. Sadly, people risked their lives for nothing because they have to risk their lives again for voters ID. My thoughts were that if we have to protect our citizens, we should have done the NHIA properly so the EC can extract their data for election. That is if the new register is necessary. In the midst of Covid-19, I don’t think is necessary.
If indeed democracy is the government of the people, for the people by the people. I don’t remember when Ghanaians made a call for a new voter’s register. Personally, is a waste of resources (Finance, Time, Human).
Sadly, I don’t think Health is a priority for the people of Ghana. Otherwise, we will never trade Health for Power. Considering that Health is Wealth.
However, to be able to decide our future and the future of our unborn generations, we must continue to be citizens and sacrifice. I will urge us all to go about our civic duties to register whilst adhering to the required safety protocol. Don’t get the Voter ID and lose your vote to Covid-19. Stay safe. #everylifematters
All we have is Ghana, Political parties will come and go but the common denominator is Ghana. So, let’s protect Ghana not our political parties.
May God bless our homeland Ghana, and make our nation great and strong.
Dr. O. Dufailu