Well to do in society must be encouraged to partake in active politics-Yammin

Former deputy Ashanti Regional minister yammJoseph Yammin wants to see the “well-to-do” in society partake in active partisan politicking.

He believes that the image of the country’s politics and politicians would look better with the “well-to-do” including pastors, Imams and chiefs joining in.

The young politician in an interraction on Royal FM’s morning show said it is unfair for a certain class of people to be criticized for venturing into the political arena.

“Ghanaians have developed the idea that politics is a dirty game which such noble personalities shouldn’t be associated with”.

He criticized the negative behaviour of some citizens who employ technology to edit the images of political leaders on social media to defames their personalities and sought to debunk the notion that the politics as is being conducted in Ghana is dirty.

Hon.Yammin noted that political factionalism is everywhere and even in the church. ‘‘When a leader is needed in the church,the church members are made to vote and at that moment factionalism takes place’’, he noted.

Speaking about factionalism in the NPP, he stated that the way forward for the party will be very difficult especially with a murder case hanging around their necks; a situation he describes as unfortunate. He has strong doubts the NPP can recover as a strong party to win the 2016 general elections.

He was also worried that the NPP would blame the party’s chairman Afoko and general secretary Kwabena Agyepong if they loose the 2016 elections which he stressed ‘‘definitely the NPP will loose the 2016 general polls.

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  1. I find it extraordinary that in Ghana almost no one comments on articles posted on the internet. Overseas it is not unusual to find hundreds of comments for individual articles.

    The more the discussion, the more the sharing of ideas, the more people become informed, and the more brainstorming for creative solutions to challenges are opened up.

    I believe the “well to do” need to become involved not only in political discussion but in all discussion that could improve the lives of Ghanaians and the prosperity of Ghana.

    I am glad to see that both the NDC and NPP support free Senior High School. A good education is so important to the propserity, health and wellbeing of a country and its citizens.

    At present many Ghanaians are destroying themselves and each other because of a lack of knowledge and understanding. Vibrant political and other discussion needs to break the gridlock of factional politics, blame and political assassinations such as it seems was the case with the recent acid attack.

    It is good to see young men such as Joseph Yammin advocating for a better national conversation. I would love to see hundreds of comments from the “Well to do” and others.

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