Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana (ADAM-GH), a civil society organization that anchors proper Democratic principles, has admonished the Akufo-Addo administration to address the concerns of the youth of the country and outline how it will tackle their challenges.
The civil society organisation believes when that is done, the dwindling confidence in the leadership of the country will be restored back and also avert any looming unrest.
Speaking on the Tonton Sansan show on TV XYZ, Mr. Ibrahim Adams Mumuni, the Operations Manager of ADAM-GH observed that rhetoric from the leadership of the country was fast infuriating the jobless youth who want systems to work efficiently in Ghana.
“The youth are really disappointed in the political leadership of the country because of the numerous challenges that are left hanging,” Mumuni stated in Akan.
“All political parties say they want the betterment of the country, but sometimes they ought to put aside partisan politics and tackle the challenges of country head-on,” he added.
He told host Prince Kwame Minkah that because the youth are not yearning to take up leadership roles in successive governments, their concerns may not be addressed properly.
Coup in Guinea
Mumuni’s comments come after Guinean special forces seized power in a coup, arrested their president, Alpha Conde, and promised to change the country’s political architecture.
The now-ousted President Alpha Conde, in October 2020, won a controversial third term, but only after pushing through a new constitution in March 2020 allowing him to sidestep the country’s two-term limit.
The 82-year-old’s bid for a third term had been condemned by analysts and described as an abuse of power.
There has been backlash at the government as all conversations are geared towards winning the next elections – some 39 months from now.
President Akufo-Addo won a second term with only a small majority in parliament but his government has since been under pressure as the country struggles with economic troubles and heightening cost of living worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.
Agitations over bad leadership, impunity, corruption, illegal mining and joblessness in Ghana have swelled in the second term of Akufo-Addo.
Several thousands of youth rallying behind an online protest, #FixTheCountry campaign , hit the streets of Accra on August 2, 2021, to embark on their much-talked-about protest that was initially prohibited by the police for weeks.
The group is also demanding that the constitution of the country, that gives so much executive power to the president, be changed to meet the demands of the youth.
It is for this reason that AdAM-Gh wants the governing NPP to meet the leadership of the group and assure them of realistic measures that could be employed to deal with their concerns.