Cool heads urgently needed in Ghana

Post-election 2020 Ghana is drifting slowly but surely into the abyss.

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This once peaceful West African country has been polarised because of attempts in recent years to tamper with the country’s institutions such as the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces, the Auditor General, the Judiciary and the Electoral Commission.

Added to all these was the recent statement by Mr Kennedy Agyepong, the NPP’s Member of Parliament for Assin Central threatening to, in his words, “burn John Dramani Mahama alive”. Remember, Mr John Dramani Mahama is a former President of the Republic of Ghana.

Kennedy Agyepong claimed that Mr John Dramani Mahama is going round the country “burning markets”.

The question remains: how can president, who during his tenure, built markets in all parts of the country and upgraded existing ones, embark on what Kennedy Agyepong attributed to President Mahama?

Ghana’s current crop of politicians should do well to desist from such inflammatory comments for the good of their country. Ghanaians should not take the peaceful atmosphere in their country for granted. The international community is today, fed up with failed states.

It is high time for the “Elders in the Room” to stand up and speak for peace to continue to prosper in Ghana. The youth in Ghana and Ghanaians yet to be born deserve better.

The respected traditional rulers, the respected members of the Clergy, respected members of the Muslim Ummah and all citizens who have the country at heart should rise above party political affiliations to speak with one voice for the good of Ghana.

Interestingly, the Ghana Police Service has turned the other way. They have not seen or heard the threats from the NPP Member of Parliament. Is it because the Police Service has been bastardised the Ghana Police Service? Is it because the leadership of the NPP have systematically desecrated the service with members of the party’s feared vigilante group?

It looks as if the current Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is drifting away from the ideals of its founding fathers and other party stalwarts – Dr J.B. Danquah, S.D. Dombo, Kofi Abrefa Busia, Victor Owusu, John Agyekum Kufuor and B.J. Da Rocha.

Kennedy Agyepong’s inflammatory outbursts and insults does no good to the memory of these eminent Ghanaians who toiled to establish the liberal traditions of the Danquah, Busia, Dombo political lineage. Ghanaians, let no one insult the image and the good name of these great leaders of your country.

Ghanaians, do not allow party political colours to divide you as one people with one destiny. Remember, GHANA is the only place on earth that you could claim as your own.