3.11.2012. Here in Ghana there are barely fifty days for us to go into the 7th December polls. So much preparation from the various political parties has been done. The political atmosphere is fully charged from the East to the West and from the North to the South of mother Ghana.
Ghana is eyed to be the source of inspiration for the practice of democracy in the Sub-Saharan Africa. What a remarkable print Ghana would have left by 7th December, 2012 after a successfully elected governor for the sixth time since, 1992. A countless number of individual, organizations and institutional opinions are been solicited to foretell the kind of results and state of nation we expect Ghana to become after the December polls. This short paper will be more of my opinion than inferences from civil organizations and other vibrant agencies that work hard to shape a political state.
So far, it has been very comfortable for many Ghanaians to go about their daily activities without so much distraction, fear or panic from the political leaders. Indeed my experience in the Ghanaian society portray that people are catching up very fast with the way and manner in which politician roll out their strategies, plans and policies to attract votes. However, kudos to the vibrant social media we have in Ghana. In fact, electorates are up to date with the policies of presidential aspirants via the national television station and other sister media houses and TV stations. Through radio phone in programs and interviews granted on air critical allegations and extremely purported cases which could have fueled regional and ethnic tensions are quickly redressed and one continues to enjoy the peace we all yearn for.
Notwithstanding the unprecedented establishments of community based radio stations, communication service providers and security posts such as the Ghana Police Services across the length and breadth of Ghana, it sends a strong indication that security network is solid on the ground to avert any misdemeanor that will most probably be peace threatening before, during and after the December presidential and parliamentary general elections.
In addition to these promising mechanisms in place, the British High Commissioner in Ghana has pledged to the Ghanaian society that the British governor will train and resource sixteen thousand Ghana Police officers to work conveniently to realize that the forth coming elections are both free and fair to Ghanaians and the international community.
Also, huge commitments and promises are springing from the quarters of both the incumbent government and the opposition parties indicating that Ghana is a peace loving country; the people of Ghana are peaceful and are peace makers in the sub-region, therefore, cooperation, understanding and maturity in handling problematic situations should be each aspirant’s look out and avoid such evils so as to foster a very peaceful and credible elections.
Already, the most necessary courtesy calls have been granted to a lot of civil organizations including religious leaders, traditional chiefs and elders of Ghana’s most multi-ethnically fragmented communities to reach a consensus on peace building and sustenance. Since, it is through virtues such as these in people of a well meaning and living society that economic growth and development thrives.
In conclusion, the demise of Prof. J.E.A. Mills is still very fresh in the minds of many Ghanaians. Mostly, among politicians the death of the late president has sent a deep sense of decorum in mounting political platforms. Averagely, Ghanaians now experience politics devoid of insults and vindictiveness. The good works the late president set as an agenda for Ghana will definitely continue because all political issues bordering this year’s campaign message keep ringing on employment creation and the youth, healthcare, education and infrastructural development acknowledging the rapidly changing demographic profile of Ghana.