A former presidential staffer and researcher Prince-Derek Adjei has observed that Ghanaians are frustrated by the Akufo-Addo government’s “insensitive” policies resulting in a string social media campaign to fix the country.
The hashtag #Fixthecountry started gaining recognition on twitter over the weekend after a Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) old student, Kaly Jay began the campaign over the weekend which caught the attention of other Ghanaian social media users who have now resorted to the hashtag to put out their frustrations.
From high fuel prices to erratic water and power supply, most Ghanaian social media users have called for a change of how the country is ran by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government .
Others also used the hashtag to convey their anger on how illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) has destroyed the country’s water bodies and arable lands as the government pretend to fight the canker.
Reacting to the social media campaign that was among the top trends on twitter on Sunday, Mr Derek Adjei noted that there was real hardship in the country due to the policies of the government that out pressure on the pockets of the average Ghanaian.
“They [Ghanaians] are all worried. They are all saying the same thing and they cannot all be wrong and I do not believe all these people are NDC apparatchiks,” Mr Adjei stated whilst indicating that the over 240,000 Ghanaians that used the hashtag spoke on behalf of the millions of Ghanaians who are suffering under the Akufo-Addo government.
He added, “We were lied to by free water, free electricity.. which are now the subject matter for taxes. ”
“Even though we have excess electricity, because of poor power management, they [ government] have not been able to fix the situation and so we are calling on Ghanaians today to demand [for what is due them], ” he added “it needs to be fixed.”
On galamsey, Mr Adjei said there were evidences that the some military men were protecting illegal miners in the country whose actions are destroying waterbodies and called for that to be fixed too.
Source: Myxyzonline.com |Ghana