The Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korle Constituency in Accra, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has shared a message on her mind about the fragile nature of Ghana’s democracy.
In a post sighted by Coverghana.com.gh, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings shared wholeheartedly a message through her social media handle on the deteriorating democracy of the Republic of Ghana.
The Member of Parliament (MP) in her submission asked plethora questions which are geared towards dissecting the many messes Ghana’s democracy has birthed since independence and calls for building the nation with togetherness.
She lamented about democracy in her post saying “democracy isn’t imprisonment in a self-destructive system. Democracy is not meant to make us slaves to a system that has lost its moral compass. Democracy isn’t meant to undermine our progress and vision as a nation!!! Democracy isn’t just about elections! It is also about what happens in between elections!!.”
“It is not enough to boast about free and fair elections or successful transfers of power,” she said.
“At this point, 2 decades into the 4th Republic and 65 years post Independence, we should be judging our ourselves by new criteria!” she exclamed.
Furthermore, she queried the level of transparency and accountability of government institutions.
“What is the level of transparency and accountability of our government and its institutions?”
Each and every government constituents had their fair share in what she described as “Ghana on my mind”.
Speaking about corruption, Dr. Zanetor asked “How do we manage corruption when it is exposed?”
Ghana is noted for having a lot of resources hence, distribution on the basis of equity comes forth.
“What is the level of responsiveness of government to the needs of the people? What is the level of continuity of our development despite changes in government? How equitable is the distribution of resources?,” she asked.
The vegetation of and land of Ghana plays a vital and pivotal role in the nation’s growth and development.
“Are we truly committed to protecting our environment or are we just throwing buzzwords around while people destroy our land, water, flora and fauna?,” she queried.
“What is the level of inclusivity? To what extent have we truly operationalised gender- mainstreaming?.”
“As we watch democratically elected governments toppling in the sub-region to the delight of their citizens, let us take a cue from the fragility of democracy and the need to keep the interests of our people vested in the protection of our nation-state.
In all, she called for togetherness #TogetherWeBuild and a good governance.