Ghana will be developed when both NPP, NDC speak against the ills of gov’ts – Dr. Manteaw Yaw
Policy Analyst Dr. Steve Manteaw has predicted that, politicians are using divide and rule to control the rest of us.
According to him, Ghana cannot develop well unless NPP and NDC politicians tackle issues that affect the well-being of the people without their political lenses.
His comments come on the back of citizens facing the brunt of underdevelopment and poverty with revenue from the natural resources extracted in the country being mismanaged.
Speaking to the media, he disclosed that, when there is an issue that affects the socioeconomic well-being of the ordinary citizen, rather than looking at it from the perspective of how we are affected, we begin to look at it from the perspective of how the issue affects the political fortunes of the parties we belong to, describing the situation as sad.
He emphasized the need to first recognize that we are Ghanaians before we are party followers and therefore look at issues on the table as Ghanaians.
Dr. Manteaw said, “The day we – both NDC and NPP followers – begin to identify problems and challenges facing this country and point it out to the government, that would be the day we begin to see development in this country. But until we do this, and if we continue seeing things from political lenses, then this country is not going to make headway in its development efforts”.
He made the remarks at the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GhEITI) forum in Sunyani in partnership with GIZ.