A senior political science lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Dominic De-Graft Arthur, says the #FixTheCountry campaign urging the country’s leaders to find amicable solutions to basic problems facing Ghanaians is unfair and ill-timed
He asserts that the protestors championing the cause are being unfair to the government because it been barely four months into office and little can be done to salvage the situation.
Thousands of irate Ghanaians are registering their dissatisfaction with successive governments over their inability to provide the basic needs of the people making lives unbearable for the average Ghanaian.
The youth-dominated advocacy commenced on Twitter and garnered tens of thousands of reactions on the various social media platforms.
Using the hashtag #FixTheCountry they shared their sentiment on the rising youth unemployment, high cost of living, dilapidated health system, skyrocketing home-renting structure, poor road networks among others.
But Dominic De-Graft Arthur believes the agitating youths erred demanding for action at the early stage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s second tenure owing to the Covid-19 pandemic had a grave impact on the country’s economy and it is yet to recover.
“The past regime is gone when we voted any political party could have won. Odike or any other party could have been voted into power but the incumbent maintained power. He has just begun a four-year term. He’s just four months into office. He was sworn in on January 7 and on May 7 people have started lamenting. I believe when you judge from that time those people have been unfair to the government regardless it’s within their freedom to register their grievances but the timing is too short,“ he told Original 91.9FM’s Kwaku Owusu Adjei Monday.
He added “The catastrophe that occurred before the end of the four-year leading to the close of borders, churches, and mosques and at a point a lockdown imposed on the major cities for a 3-week period. It cut down the government’s revenue. And, the next year just a few months into the people are dragging the government
He noted with concern that taxes need to be raised in the administration of the country and as such the ‘Fix The Country’ protestors mounting pressure on the government to attend to the plight of the citizenry due to the introduction of new taxes is harsh.
“By all means roads would be constructed, free SHS, and governing of the country will demand money. The government needs to tax to finance the expenses and there’s an outcry, I believe we are not being fair to the government,” the senior political science lecturer argued.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana