A lecturer at the University of Ghana Political Science Department Prof. Ransford Gyampo has said Ghana’s problems are due to wicked leadership the country has had over the years.
He says leaders in this country are well travelled but are failing to deliver because the people they govern are not well exposed to see what’s happening in other countries.
“The problem in Ghana is wicked leadership. Our political elites have service passports and they‘ve all travelled before. They’ve seen how others have developed their countries. But have hidden under the cloak of public ignorance about what pertains elsewhere, to do little or nothing for us,” he said in a post shared on social media.
Gyampo noted that Ghanaians expected a lot from the outcome of the 2016 election but there appears to be hopelessness now because “virtually every appointee preparing to survive after possible exit, while still nursing some infinitesimal hope of keeping on”.
To Gyampo, even though a few members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) continue to shout about ‘breaking the 8’ they do not have the belief that they can make history in Ghana’s political history.
“Publicly, a few paint an impression that a certain EIGHT is gonna be broken but in reality, they are focused more on “packing” rather than governing in a manner that sacrifices the quest for legacy in governance. It’s not about breaking any EIGHT; and it’s not about packing for a possible exit. “
Prof. Ransford Gyampo believes that it shouldn’t be about just holding or staying in power but rather “It’s about governing well and effectively discharging tasks reposed for the benefit of posterity”.
He believes that Ghana’s challenges can be surmounted with some level of selflessness from the country’s leaders.