In the last couple of days, the Ghanaian social media landscape notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are flooded with hashtag FIX THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGN and a counter hashtag FIX YOURSELF and FIX YOUR ATTITUDE.
Joshua Boye Doe, a popular social media user is believed to have been the brain behind the hashtag FIX THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGN
The #FIX THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGN has generated heated debate on various social media platforms in the last 48hours amongst politicians from the two major political parties in Ghana NPP and NDC, Seasonal Media Practitioners and famous political social commentators.
An alarming twist to this campaign has to do with a Twitter fracas involving the host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show Paul Adom Otchere and the General Manager of GH-ONE TV, Nana Aba Anamoah. The award winning newscaster, Nana Aba Anamoah responded to Paul Adom Otchere’s earlier tweet mounting defence for the ruling government “For once, be bold and tell this administration led by Nana Akufo-Addo to fix the country and stop dragging others in”.
Apparently, #FIX THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGN is not going to die prematurely with the founding president and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Policy and Education, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe also joining the campaign.
The social commentator and author, sarcastically is equally in support of the counter hashtag fix yourself and fix your attitude campaign however he is vehemently calling on the government to heed to the cry by the thousands of Ghanaians asking the current leadership of the country to get our numerous problems fixed.
“I agree some of us (including my good self) are terribly vile, cheating and sinful persons, so I will respect the counter tags #FixYourSelf and #FixYourAttitude as they are directed at those who seek answers. Dear government, all the citizens are saying to you is #FixTheCountry because you begged for power and got it, not to tell them they should shut up. True, you are Fixing, but it does appear the Fixing needs some super speed. I have faith in you, but let us #FixTheCountry.” Franklin Cudjoe writes.
Franklin Cudjoe has challenged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government to address major problems confronting Ghanaians ie eratic power supply, the coming into force of new taxes, poor health system/delivery, high rate of unemployment and others.