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Should Ghanaians have a say in state appointments?

In a democratic system like Ghana's ,is it necessary for the Ghanaian citizen to exert an influence on how political appointments should be done? Over the years the political system seems to be biased when it comes to public offices' appointments. Because fewer people are solely involved in practicing the power of appointing, the national interest is usually not attained as a result of the selfishness of these people and this ought to be changed for the better.

Many citizens in both home and abroad see this as a tool to change the trend. Notably among them is one presidential aspirant, Marricke Kofi Gane , who is of the view that Ghanaians must have a choice in the executive powers that mandate the president to make appointments to run the affairs of the country.

He believes it is essential that professional institutions chip in to ensure that the perfect selections are made to fill up the positions.The aspirant told a panel in a debate ,saying this will address the problems of Nepotism and Favoritism in the administration of the country's political affairs.

Mr. Gane made this known at the maiden edition of the minority political parties and Independent Candidates Election Debates organised by JoyNews and IMANI center for policy and education

'One of the things that I have decided that we will do is to setup committees that involve people from all walks of life, the professional sector, the judiciary and other elements of our society to put out names to the president from Ghanaians home and abroad to ensure that we break that element of the president having to choose any body that he knows' he explained.

This will facilitate economic growth and ensure the utilization of the right skill set in contributing to the development of the country.

Do you think this move, is a step in the right direction?


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