- Samuel Atta-Mensah has described as sad the “FixYourself” hashtag created to rival the “Fixthecountry” hashtag
- According to him, the creator of the hashtag lacked wisdom
- The “Fixthecountry” hashtag is a campaign on Twitter aimed at urging those in authority to find lasting solutions to the country’s problems
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The CEO of Accra-based Citi FM, Samuel Atta-Mensah, has slammed the creators of the ‘FixYourSelf’ hashtag.
The ‘FixYourself’ hashtag was created to counter the ‘FixTheCountry’ hashtag on Twitter.
The ‘Fixthecountry' tag is a Twitter campaign by some unhappy Ghanaians who are venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
However, the “FixYourself” focuses on the need for the Ghanaian to change his or her attitude.
The campaigners believe that the challenges facing the country are a result of bad attitudes and that for the country to develop to the satisfaction of all, then it is critical for Ghanaians to change their attitudes.
Reacting to the campaign in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Citi FM CEO, popularly known as Sammens wondered if wisdom eluded the people behind the campaign.
“So who created the “FixYourself” hashtag. I dare say that wisdom has eluded the person. Sad,” the former CEO of the Coastal Development Authority tweeted.
Sammens resigned as head of the Authority less than six months of being in office.
The tweet by Sammens sparked series of reactions and debates and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
@atemudda wrote: “Indeed........ If a veteran journalist like you don't think our attitude as individuals portray the collective society that we live in then once again its indeed SAD!!!”
@SirScooby2 said: “But I see nothing wrong with ''fixYourself'' thing...if the politician is to fix the country, we the citizenry have a lot of issues that need a fix Sir!! I disagree with u on this.”
@iamkojomensah added: “Boss, how has wisdom eluded them. Before we can fix the country, we have to fix ourselves. It is our attitude and mindset that has landed us in this ditch. Be more patriotic and tell the fix the country folks to do the right thing.”
@Blackmight_gh observed: “Ghanaians automatically fix themselves when they see the right leadership. Ask Ghanaians in Vodafone gh and ask same Ghanaians who were in Ghana Telecom.”
@mrkwakuofficial said: “Sir, if Govt should fix all the problems I can bet you it is Ghanaians that will create the problems. Govt built footbridges and pple refused to use it. Pple who have been employed want you to grease their palms before they do their work for you. How can we progress with this?”
@SHEILAARHINSAH opined: “Until we fix ourselves, the policeman will continue to take bribe. Until we fix ourselves the locals will continue to give lands to the Chinese to do galamsy, until we fix ourselves we’ll continue to destroy state properties, until we fix ourselves we’ll continue to steal.”
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra last Thursday, Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stollen.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level,” Mahama, who’s the party presidential candidate in the 2020 general elections urged.
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