Professor Agyeman-Duah, a former senior governance advisor of the United Nations (UN) has decried the dishonesty and toxicity of politics in the country.
He says many of the problems the country has been struggling with are not things that can be solved easily with the snap of the fingers but the politician for fear of losing votes, will not be truthful to the people – come clean with the facts.
“Most of the problems we face as a country cannot be solved in the short-term, but the politician is not going to tell you that because they are afraid that if they do, that is likely to cost them the elections.”
Prof Agyeman-Duah took a swipe at the unbridled quest for political power that tends to blind politicians to anything good about their political opponents and says this should be a worry to everybody.
The obsession with power, while deliberately ignoring – refusing to see the good works of the other party remains a big issue.
Prof Agyeman-Duah does not see how the country is going to make any meaningful headway when the dominant political parties are unable to find a common ground on any issue – agree on anything, noting that this is a real threat to the nation’s socio-economic progress.
The former UN senior governance advisor does not hide his disappointment with the inability of the majority and the minority side of the aisle to come to consensus on the electronic transaction tax (e-levy).
“After all, how can you come into power and continue the good works of the other party when as opposition you had painted everything they did black?
All our political parties are guilty of this.” The minority staged a walk-out during the passage of the 1.5 percent tax on electronic transactions.
It is widely believed politics is a game of lies. Much have not been shown to prove otherwise.
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