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Let’s do more to gain the full benefits of our democracy –University lecturer

Dr Ebenezer Amanor-Lartey, Senior Political Science Lecturer, University of Education Winneba has called on the government and all stakeholders to put the necessary measures to ensure that the country reaps the full benefit of its democracy and good governance.

 

Dr Ebenezer Amanor-Lartey, Senior Political Science Lecturer, University of Education Winneba has called on the government and all stakeholders to put the necessary measures to ensure that the country reaps the full benefit of its democracy and good governance.

‘’We have done well in terms of job creation, healthcare delivery, education especially with the Free SHS, however, there is more room for improvement and hoping the government can improve upon them, indicating there are rough edges that must be smoothened to reap the full benefits of the democracy we practising ‘’, he stated.

He said to the best of his knowledge, the country has not derived the full benefits of the democracy practised since the inception of the fourth republic.

However, he applauded the country when it comes to the changing of government through the use of peaceful electoral processes.

Dr Amanor-Lartey said this in an interview on Koforidua based Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng.

‘’When we talk about democracy, the attention has shifted to good governance, but we are practising democracy all right,’’ he said.

Explaining that, good governance has to do with the economical aspect of the citizens, dealing with employment issues, how accessible is basic healthcare to the people, and how citizens can access affordable and quality education.

‘’The indicators of good governance which makes democracy prominent are many, that is where I would say as a country we are lacking the most ‘’he emphasised.

He said Ghanaians have understood that if a government does not perform well, the government is voted against after their four years’ tenure, which he described as an indication that citizens will not resort to Coup in the change of government, which formed part of deepening the democracy.

He then cautioned governments to be wary and not take the citizenry for granted ‘’ we plead with them that if we vote for a government to come and lead this country, they should do their best to serve the people rather than serving themselves and their political interest’’ he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com

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