There must be a massive paradigm shift from the usual election and vote pattern within this country. I hear a lot of slogans such as, ‘#fixOurRoadsNow’, #WeAreSuffering” etc. But not one has ever said that #ChangeYourAttitudeFirst, or let’s start from ourselves first and the like.
The development of our communities starts from us and in fact, the development of the entire nation lies with our THUMB! What have we been doing with this single power put on our THUMB?
‘As for me, it is either this party or never”, “As for me I was born into this party “, “Eii! As for this region or people we are or they are for these people or political party”, etc. This is share laziness, pure ignorance, the alpha and omega of a failed country with a people or group of people who have refused to wake up and face the reality! Educated Illiterates I refer to some. Sorry, but it must be said and said without any form of excuses.
Why do you continue voting for people when in fact, after they’re not in power or have just left power, you start crying out for lack of any form of development when say someone who you don’t trust or vote for or voted for took over or takes over? Worse is when people still cry and call for the return of the same person who had the opportunity to fix the problem whom they love and trust in but was never able to fix anything there or ignored them when he or she had the power.
IS IT FOOLISH LOYALTY OR SELF HATE! Pardon my language but it beats my imagination. You vote for the one you trust in to fix the problem. In fact, not just vote for but have been voting for that person or party and yet anytime they get the opportunity to do so, they do nothing or pretend to be doing something. And ones they are out of power, nothing is there to show and you still have those same problems rearing their ugly heads again. Instead of blaming the one you voted for not fixing the problem, you turn the blame on the one who just took over and worse is you start calling for the one who caused that problem or refuses to fix that problem. IS IT WITCHCRAFT or WIZARDRY? DO WE HATE OURSELVES THAT MUCH?
One would agree with the fact that equitable and equal distribution of funds is needed but we definitely can’t run from the fact that where there’s equal need and equal qualification for the need, then discretion is applied.
For instance, I usually turn to beg to differ from those who usually say something is family and friends and what have you. Say every qualification needs for a job description and requirements are met or continue to be met by your family and outsiders. You have been entrusted to do work and all your successes, name and life depends on it. If all things been equal, all applicants including your family and friends applied and all successfully meet the requirements; who would you possibly choose? Especially if you have violated no Human Resources Procedures in the recruitment processes. That’s just but the way but similar to distribution of funds and development as well.
I am a Northerner from Upper West but keep wondering what it is at all we see or have benefited or is benefiting from our loyalty to certain political parties which is obvious for all to see that all of the time, we’re so desperately voting for them whether good or bad. It is either that party or never for some and even when things are not going for us, we turn to blame others and forget that the problems lie right in front of us.
You can say the same for those in other parts of the country or other regions. Suffice I mention the Ashanti and Volta Regions as well so I balance the equation, remove any form of partisan perspective or intentions in this peace; so as to allow for a great debate and front a course that is for the total and collective good of our nation Ghana.
Loyalty must be tied to development. Why are people in politics? Me, to help develop the country but ultimately to remain in power doing so. So why would someone ignore those who trusted him and voted for him to get power for the whole principle of equity and equality?
Equity and Equality must come with intelligence and the willingness of people who wish to develop. Until people stop the unnecessary loyalty that brings no development for votes that will ensure development, we will remain where we are as a people.
Some Members of Parliament are referred to as ‘Mugabe’ of certain constituencies, yet when you go there, the people are rendered in total poverty and lack the basic necessities yet their trend of voting never ceases to amaze me. One way direction as we often say in football. Can we for once start measuring people we vote to represent us with some developmental needs we task them with when we voted for them? How can we wait to be bought with a pot of pito, a bag of rice, etc? Worse is people sell their vote as cheap as a pack of Maggie. Sorry but even some cases are worse. Look at the social media footsoldiers most of which are supposed to be referred to as educated and you will understand the extent to which we have failed and continue to deteriorate as a people.
You don’t love me and hate me to the bone. No matter what I do, you will never see good in it. No help rendered you will ever be appreciated or acknowledged. When it is good, you turn to give credit to others and when it is bad then the credit goes to others. That is the sort of politics we have and engage in. Naturally, people are drawn to help those who show trust, love or appreciation when helped. So why would people or regions be tagged as someone’s stronghold? They should be tagged rather as Regions who vote based on who develops it the most!
LET’S CHANGE OUR VOTING PATTERNS FOR ONCE TO TEST OUR DRIVE TO DEVELOP AS A PEOPLE WITH ONE NATION AND ONE COMMON DESTINY!
Long Live Ghana and God bless us all
Source: Victor Plance