Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has waded into the #FixTheCountry debate as he describes the activists calling on government to do the needful as “educated f**ls and disappointed graduates.”
In a series of posts on Facebook on Tuesday, the multiple award-winning singer said, “Educated fools and disappointmented graduates saying #FixTheCountry. Fix yourself cheap thinkers.”
Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, the singer said the country’s problem is its youth who cannot stand up and fight for themselves.
He said aggrieved youth engaging in social media activism won’t get anywhere if they don’t fix themselves.
In the last few months, the youth have taken to social media to demand accountability, good governance and better living conditions from governments.
FixTheCountry advocacy which began in May has garnered huge support since campaigners, largely the youth, have been highlighting some of the inadequacies in the country.
Despite efforts by government including the Nation Builders’ Corp (NABCO), National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) and other commitments towards investing in the growing human capital, the protestors say the impact is not felt on the ground.
However, attempts by the campaigners to embark on a mammoth protest have been foiled by the police through a court action but the campaign continued online unabated.
The recent murder of one of the members of the #FixTheCountry campaigner, Kaaka Ibrahim Mohammed, by a mob in Ejura in the Ashanti Region reignited the campaign and got many talking both on social media and in mainstream media.