The Head of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Ghana, Professor Kofi Agyekum, has indicated that there is nothing wrong with the youth pointing out issues to the government.
Commenting on the call by the youth to government to fix the country, he intimated that another concern should be on the promising spree of the ruling government and the number of projects in the pipeline.
Professor Agyekum said if prioritizing of projects is not adhered to,;the probability of achieving little or nothing at all could be high. He added that, it will be better to target a few projects and ensure they are fully completed.
“There’s no government that can achieve everything promised. This government has made a lot of promises targeting too many things at the same time. And if care is not taken, nothing will be achieved. So, there is nothing wrong for someone or a group of people to point them out to the government.”Professor Agyekum
Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has stressed the need for government to allow citizens to express their frustrations over poor living conditions.
The Speaker in a statement commended the youth on the steps taken to demand accountability from the government and declared his support towards the cause.
“It is with that in mind that I wish to commend the youth, both Muslims and Christians, who are demanding a lot of more pragmatic measures from the leadership of our country to fix the numerous challenges that confront us at the moment.
“It is obvious that the majority of the concerns expressed by the Fix Ghana Movement have existed since our independence. However, it is also true that these challenges have become more pronounced in today’s Ghana.”Alban Bagbin
Citizens must work together
Honorable Alban Bagbin further averred that, the solutions to these problems would require all citizens working in concert towards what “we aspire to as a nation”. He indicated that, it requires constitutional changes, review of institutions, systems, processes and procedures.
“We can only tackle these challenges with a renewed commitment to the faith that we all profess to,;be it Christianity, Islam or Traditional Religion. We can fix this country by reviewing our economic management paradigm that seems to over focus on borrowing. Also, we need to interrogate the relevance of our educational system;and make it more responsive to the demands of today. We must relook at the conduct of our politics and religion,;and the extent to which they feed into, or detract from our national aspirations.”Alban Bagbin
The Speaker of Parliament posited that the country is failing and citizens must work together in a peaceful approach to avoid recourse to violence. He said the youth seeking to protest are not misguided law-breakers but rather patriots and citizens.
Also, the National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, has said that President Nana Akufo-Addo is aware of the difficulties that Ghanaians are facing and will fix the problems facing the country.
According to him, it will be wrong for anyone to think that the government is pleased with the current situation.