Saturday, 8 July 2017

Political Power Should Never Be Regarded By Ghanaian Politicians And Political Parties As A Business Opportunity

It has now become clear to many discerning and independent-minded Ghanaians - who are one-nation patriots and nationalists - that there is a fierce battle for control of our nation's byzantine system being waged within the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

It is vital that every Ghanaian  citizen understands clearly  that the outcome of that battle being waged within the NPP, for control of our system, will directly  affect all who reside within the borders of the Leviathan that is the Ghanaian nation-state.

Consequently, we cannot be mere onlookers in this matter, but must perforce side with those in the NPP for whom power is a useful tool for creating a fair and just society - one in which the rule of law prevails and those who wield power serve the interests of all Ghanaians: not just that of a powerful and greedy few out to increase their net worth at society's expense.

Ordinary Ghanaians must reject the notion that financing political parties is a lucrative business, and that somehow those who finance  election campaigns  that end in victory and a mandate to govern the Republic of Ghana, are entitled to special privileges, and endless opportunities to obtain government procurement contracts regularly - as a Kweku-Ananse-return-on-investment for finacing a ruling party.

Alas, therein lies the path to the slippery slope to egregious high-level corruption - that is slowly bleeding Mother Ghana to death:  which is why we must reject it.

The more responsible sections of the Ghanaian media must ensure that the resources of our homeland Ghana are utilised for the common good - not divied up by a vampire-elite driven by unfathomable greed and who are never satisfied regardless of the stratospheric heights to which their net worth rises.

Politics is not and cannot be a business opportunity. Ever. Period.

We must reject the cynical notion that those who finance the election campaigns of  political parties in Ghana are somehow entitled to  special privileges. They are not. Full stop.

After all, nobody forces any  Ghanaian citizen to finance the election campaigns of individual  politicians and political parties. Politics should be about giving back to society - so that the lives  of others less privelaged than one's self  can be bettered.

Politics is an opportunity to serve one's country and one's people honestly and deligently -  by playing an active role, together with other like-minded individuals with whom one comes together for that noble end using political parties as vehicles for attaining a common-good purpose: the creation of  a just and prosperous society that benefits all Ghanaians.

We must never allow a wealthy, powerful and greedy few to hijack political power in our country - and treat it as a smart business move to secure endless government procurement contracts: as a return on capital expended to finance  election campaigns of politicians and political parties. Enough is enough. Haaba.

Members of Ghana's  political class and the political parties they belong to must never regard political power as a business opportunity.
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