Independent presidential hopeful, Dr Samuel Sarpong Ankrah has said the frustration and disappointments of Ghanaians following what he describes as incompetent governance, will soon be a thing of the past.
He stated that after 63 years and counting of independence, with all the resources available to the nation, Ghana is still going through her foundation years similar to what some successful nations accomplished.
“We will and are being confronted with examples of incompetence, non-listening and myopic governance,” he said in a statement.
However, he added “be assured through this pain, agony, and despair the learning curve of Ghanaians regarding the statecraft of governance will at some point lean towards a structure for a better and accountable government. The timing may not be known, either now or shortly or far away future. However, it will happen regardless.
“The frustration and disappointments of the people will erupt sooner rather than later to make this happen as it has always happened in the history of all successful nations.
“We may desire for such an occurrence to happen sooner rather than later but the clock of nation-building is inherent in the DNA of its citizens to determine their desire for progress, fairness, and justice.”
These issues he said explain his decision to put himself up for a leadership role to tackle the problems.
“That is why I make a solemn duty call to this generation. We may stay aloof, follow the status quo and let the next generation pick up the mantle or we will roll up our sleeves and move into action. Of course, it will not be an easy task to change the status quo. We will be muddied, character assassinate, or even life threats. But should we be bothered?
“Nature is such that it always creates an opportunity to cause a change, a total overhaul not the usual cosmetic work. We can’t keep doing the same old stuff and expert change.
“The time is now to get involved or forever hold your peace of the rots in government, the mismanagement, thievery, nepotism, the abuse of power, etc.”