Party coloring impeding Ghana’s development-Legal Practitioner

ndc-nppGhana’s under-development has been attributed to the growing politicization of experts who express their opinions on governmental policies and actions, a situation that has resulted in the unfortunate wrangling and bitterness in the country’s body politic.

Legal practitioner, Nana Akrasi Agyapong says aligning Ghanaian experts politically is to blame for the seeming lack of social cohesion among Ghanaians.

He opines they should be offering pragmatic suggestions on national economic management and developmental issues instead of swimming with the political tide.

He reckons “People see themselves as NPP or NDC more than seeing themselves as Ghanaians due to the growing selfishness, greed and immorality in the country.

Nana Akrasi Agyapong was commenting on the legal provisions and implications of the impending National Electoral Validation Exercise to be carried out by the Electoral Commission from 28th April to 8th May, 2016 and its attendant issues. Akrasi Agyapong is unhappy that some experts also decline political appointment to serve in governmental regimes due to differing party ideologies. He is blaming partisan politics for corrupting the sense of nationalism in the Ghanaian and the growing bitterness among political players who would not see any good in their political opponents. The situation he observed is creeping into every facet of our societal fabric with some people being denied employment on partisan grounds.

The legal practitioner punched loopholes in the 1992 Constitution and advocated the decoupling of the President’s powers in order to abort the “Winner takes all policy’ especially in the appointment of ministers and other government officials to serve at national offices.

Many institutions are not autonomous in Ghana and concentrating all powers in presidents does not define the principle and practice of Separation of Powers and the Rule of Law.

The legal practitioner says this contributes to sycophancy at certain offices and ministries in the performance of national business. “Institutions must be allowed to work effectively”, he suggested.

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