How did Ghana has move from can-do-spirit to lack of accountability -Dr. Zanetor laments laments

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings
Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Korle Klottey in the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings said Ghana has moved from a can-do-spirit to a concomitant lack of accountability according to her lengthy statement on reflection about Ghana.

She shared a very deep and thoughtful and insightful minds in the statement.

Below is her statement: 


“As I dream of the Ghana my heart longs for, I sometimes feel disillusioned and saddened by the the realisation that in my short lifetime, I have witnessed us go from a can-do spirit, to one of passing the buck with the concomitant lack of accountability.”

“How have we allowed our country to be hijacked in the most insidious way possible?
That now, when you speak with outrage at the current situation, you are accused of creating instability!”

“Shall we continue to observe with reticence the erosion of everything that once made us the envy of so many other countries?
Are we content to allow a misconstrued concept of democracy to destroy us from within in the name of maintaining the status quo?”

“I recently read some words that were so deep and indeed my thoughts go back to them as I reflect.”


“In the name of multiparty politics, we have sought to make room for the lesser evil at every turn; to compromise on right and wrong with each step. And with each compromise and with each crack in the wall of integrity, we have let in demons that we perhaps did not anticipate and therefore seem to lack the skills or the conviction to exorcise. So, at what point do we draw the line?”

“Like termites, the lesser evil eats at the core of the giant tree trunk while still giving a semblance- albeit superficially, that all is well. And here is the irony. We know the signs of termite infestation when we see them and yet one day, the tree cracks and collapses as passers-by look on in shock asking one another how this could possibly have happened.”


“As with termites, once you start seeing traces on the surface of the tree, it means there is already some damage deeper than meets the eye. And so it is with corruption and greed and the shifting of our moral compass; it eats away steadily till there is no anchor to hold the tree. All it takes then, is a little wind or a bit of rain to bring it all crashing down!!!”

“So, whither are we bound as a nation? Shall we continue sliding down the slope into the abyss by virtue of our reticence or inaction or dare to stand up and be counted as we demand a paradigm shift within our society… starting with ourselves? A change that renders sacred the principles of good governance and celebrates integrity, transparency, and accountability; a movement that makes a consistent effort towards restoring the solid principles that will protect an enduring legacy of our beloved Ghana. Let us restore this nation together! #TogetherWeBuild”

Many netizens joined her on sharing their thoughts well. Some said the “Ghana we used to know is not what we are witnessing today, all because of some unscrupulous politicians who really do not have Ghana and it’s citizens at heart. Our hearts are bleeding as concern youths and looking so confuse in this Ghana because the future is uncertain for the GHANA YOUTH, is it the Ghana we longed for?”

“A country where some leaders continue to impoverish it’s own citizens, create, lute and share. It hurts so much that one will go through this rough system of education graduate yet one is not certain with his/her future and cannot be proud of any better thing in life.”



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