Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by MyGh.Online
Former Flagbearer for the Convention Peoples Party(CPP) DR Foster Abu Sakara has expressed shock at the sudden outburst by Ghanaians on the rising standard of living in Ghana.
His comment comes on the back of calls on the government to fix the country because citizens are suffering the brunt.
To him, the country has got to this stage because most activists work for their stomachs and not for the betterment of the country.
He indicates that if things will change in Ghana, there is the need to put reforms first before elections.
READ HIS FULL STATEMENT HERE
When was the last time that cost of living decreased in Ghana?
We may have finally woken up to the stark reality that the cost of living keeps increasing no matter what we do, or which party is in power.
Sadly it is not “proper” to complain about cost of living if your party is in power. Also it is not “good” to mumur if it happens to be your your friend in power or worse still a relative or kinsman.
So, what kind of democracy we are practicing?
We must now accept that changing govts like clothes is not the solution to our system’s failures.
To correct this system failure we must undertake fundamental reforms now. The key reforms will require constitutional ammendments to broaden inclusion, increase equity, and ensure reward according to merit.
We must invite leadership that gives meaning to these values and translates them into a more tangible welfare for our communities.
Let us put reforms before elections!
I call for a referendum for such key constitutional reforms by 2022, before the next elections.
The referendum will should seek the mandate for electoral reforms among others. It will also fundamentally increase the potential and scope for improved good governance.
The referendum must take into consideration the completed constitutional review document and other recent pleadings for constitutional reform that sets a new direction.
This calls for a national conversation that goes beyond mere partisan politics.
We must work together to leave a legacy of stewardship that gives the next generation the best chances for success.
Let us put our future well being before the desire to satisfy ourselves immediately.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021